Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Sweet and Salty Duo: Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie

I leave bright and early tomorrow morning to go to Wisconsin.  Yes, Wisconsin the cheese state.  My sister aka dumbblondie is graduating from college this weekend.  She's an old bum (tehehe just kidding) but seriously, its crazy! When did she become a grown-up? Am I going to become a grown-up that soon!? This scares me.  But anyways, I made her cookies--chocolate chip pretzel cookies to be exact! Sweet and salty--you know I love that combo.  Like the time I made the milk chocolate pretzel tart and then tried to make it all kosher for passover with potato chips.  Sweet and salty there's not too much to say besides I love you! But those tarts, while the look fairly gorgeous and mildly impressive ;) take time and don't do well on airplanes and so the pretzel chocolate chip cookie was erected.

I took my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (found here), omitted the espresso powder and added a cup of coarsely chopped pretzels.

The cookies are super simply to make but I realized I never posted the step by step pics!! Oh no how silly could I be! So here it goes:

Here's what you will need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped Pretzels
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  
Start by combining the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a  mixing bowl.

Then cream the butter with the sugars (brown and white) using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds)

Add in 1 egg

and two teaspoons of vanilla

mix until nice and combined

Then add in the dry ingredients--I add it in all at once because I don't have too much patience when it comes to these cookies

and mix (slowly at first) otherwise your have flour in all the nooks and crannies of your kitchen (mother is never a fan)

once it looks like this

It is time for chocolate chip and pretzel time!!
(BTW here is where you would add the espresso powder if you wanted to make the usualy chocolate chip cookies)


all mix-y mix-y! 
Close up of the batter --some major batter buzz occurred after this shot

Fresh outta the oven:
oh yeah I may or may not have just skipped the whole place by spoonful on a greased cookies sheet and cook for 20 minutes but here's what happens AFTER that minor step of wait occurs:


So many textures in one bite!

cookies and flowers. definition of spring!

Off to sleep because I have to wake up at 3 am! Crazy dudes! Goodnight

With love and cupcakes,


  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  2. 1 cup light brown sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 cup coarsely chopped Pretzels
  11. 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in thepretzels and chocolate chips.
  3. Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.


  1. can we re-do Britt's graduation when I come to Jersey...i hear there's cakeballs & these!!

    but we might have to make Britt reenact the whole ceremony for me!

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  3. wow...what a great addition to the cookie!! I never fail to learn a few things everyday from fellow bloggers...this one is pure genius!!
    thanks so much for the inspirations



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