Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

Who doesn’t love a cookie, right?! Recently I attended a Cookie Swap and these were the cookies I brought. To see all the amazing cookies and an awesome Hot Chocolate Bar, visit my InstagramChocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel came about from a few different recipes. I had made a similar version but more of a ball/drop form dipped in chocolate last year at Christmas. They were more labor intense so I made it more simple with these. I love the idea of salty and sweet! I’ll often make these and leave out the pretzels to freeze them for ready to bake fresh cookies anytime.



1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pretzel pieces
sea salt for sprinkling (optional)


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda, set aside
Using a mixer, beat the peanut butter and butter on medium to high until light and fluffy
Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined
Reduce speed to low and stir in flour mixture until combined
Stir in chocolate chips and pretzels
Chill dough for 1 hour

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Line baking sheets with parchment paper
Use a small (about 1″) cookie scoop  and place dough balls on the lined cookie sheet 1-2 inches apart
Lightly sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown on the edges

*makes approx. 24-30 cookies depending on size



  1. Betti Boot
    December 3, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    I am totally making these over the holidays, thanks for sharing this recipe:)

  2. Julie
    December 4, 2013 / 1:50 am

    These look awesome. I've never used pretzels in my cookies, but I toy with the idea occasionally…we'll see 🙂

  3. Ditto That
    December 4, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I tried something similar that had butterscotch chips too and no sea salt. I think I would like this one better, so I think I will give it a go!

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