Heeeeeey, guys! I totally missed you AND I made cookies!
There’s nothing like getting out of a cooking/baking/life-rut than an indulgent cookie. Many ailments of life can be cured via the humble cookie. It’s just a fact.
These cookies combine the ultimate sweet-tooth trifecta — salty-crunch, peanut butter, AND chocolate. Only good things can happen with this trio, believe it! These cookies are thick, dense, and chewy. They’re the kind of cookie that holds it shape and has a little heft — not the daintiest, these cookies mean serious crave-curing business.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 30 cookies.
(highly) Adapted from THIS recipe.
Go ahead and use crunchy OR smooth peanut butter, baker’s choice! I used a natural, peanut-only, peanut butter with great results (THIS brand). It was unsalted, so you may need to dial back the salt if you use a salted brand.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups crushed, salted pretzels
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
30 mini pretzel twists (optional)
Preheat oven to 350˚F and line baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.
In bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing completely before adding the next and scraping the bowl after each. Add the vanilla. Dump in all of the flour mixture and pulse to combine. Fold in the pretzels and chocolate chips.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough, place on baking sheets 1 inch apart, and press a pretzel (if using) into the top of each cookie and flatten with gentle pressure. Bake cookies one sheet at a time in the center of the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on racks. Can be stored in an airtight container at room temp for 4 days.