If you are a sweet and salty snack lover, we have a special treat for you today! These Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with milk chocolate chips, browned butter and broken pretzels for the ultimate in sweet ‘n’ salty satisfaction.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love my go-to brown butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, but every once in a while you just crave something a bit different. These cookies are perfect when you want something sweet and salty, and the pretzels retain their crunch even after baking.
Brown butter is made by melting butter on the stove and continuing to heat as the color changes to a caramel-brown and some milk solids start to turn almost chocolate-chocolate colored. Be sure to take the butter off the heat at this point to prevent burning. Here are more detailed instructions for browning butter if you need it. Brown butter gives baked goods a more pronounced butter flavor, but you can simply use melted butter for this recipe if you’d prefer.
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Ingredients for Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup browned butter (or melted butter)
- 4 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt (plus extra for sprinkling on top, optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup pretzels, broken into small pieces
Tools you may find helpful:
- Stand mixer
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Cookie scoop
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheet
- Cooling rack
These cookies would be a wonderful gift and last up to week in a sealed container. I wrapped a few up for my mom with this gorgeous black and white striped tissue paper and a red tin for a gift that really pops – in more ways than one!
More recipes for cookie lovers
This recipe for Big Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies makes big jumbo sized cookies, but you can adjust it and make regular sized as well. These are definitely a favorite, have a slight salty touch to them and are nice and thick and full of flavor.
These Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies are fun to make, combining two colored doughs to make one mish-mashed cookie! These cookies are also pretty big, but again, you can easily cut them down if you prefer.
There is no shortage of chocolate chip cookie variations on this blog. One of the all time favorites are these Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you love the combination of chocolate and orange, then this is your cookie recipe!
Are you a coffee or espresso lover? If mocha is where it’s at for you, then you are going to love these Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies. They are amazing – I promise!
You can find all of the cookie recipes on this blog right here.