Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

July 13, 2018
Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies ~ The delicious sweet-salty combination of salt, chocolate, and peanut butter joins forces in a fun and scrumptious cookie form!  Believe me, these aren't your average chocolate chip cookies.

Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Image

There's just something about the classic sweet-and-salty combination I love.  I mean, it's truly hard for me to resist grabbing a handful of chocolate covered pretzels if they're around.  They're one of my absolute favorite candies, for sure.

In fact?  When the craving for salt and chocolate hits, I've been known to just reach into the pantry and grab a handful of pretzels along with a small handful of chocolate chips.  It's a mix that will sure suffice when chocolate covered pretzels aren't around.

A little sprinkling of sea salt or fleur de sel on each cookie just puts these Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies over the top.

And then when you add peanut butter into that mix?  An already-divine combination gets even better!

So hey, it only makes sense to pack all the fabulous tastes of this flavor combination into a cookie, right?

Oh yes ... and, hence, these pretzel-stuffed cookies loaded with both chocolate & peanut butter chips were born.

And a little sprinkling of sea salt or fleur de sel on each cookie just puts these Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies over the top.

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips Image

To start these new-favorite cookies, I whipped up the classic Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie dough as my base batter.

I find the Tollhouse dough to be such a wonderfully versatile cookie dough base for so many cookie variations, and use it all the time ... like in my Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies, Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, and my all-time favorite Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies.

But if you have a favorite cookie base, go ahead and give it a try.  It'll probably work just great for these cookies, too!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Image

Then, I crushed up some pretzels into pieces.

You want the pretzels to be in bite-sized pieces ... not too big, but definitely not crushed into a powder, either.  I found placing pretzels in a zip-top baggie and hitting them gently with a meat mallet worked great.

How to Crush Pretzel Pieces for Cookies Image

Then toss the pretzel pieces into the cookie batter along with some chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

It's total yum!  I could stop right now and just eat the batter ... Really, I could.  (And I might have.  Just a little bit.  Maybe.)

Cookie Dough with Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips, and Pretzels Image

Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.  Then sprinkle the top of each dough ball with a little pinch of sea salt or fleur de sel.  Oh my!

Fleur de sel is simply a specific type of sea salt.  It's got a very delicate salty flavor I love. 

Either type of salt works, but I do generally use fleur de sel when sprinkling salt on my baked goods.  Fleur de sel is simply a specific type of sea salt gathered from an island in France.  It's got a very delicate salty flavor I love.

Sprinkling Cookie Dough with Sea Salt Image

Pop the cookies in the oven and bake them up.  The Tollhouse cookie base worked just beautifully for these.

The cookies spread out the perfect amount, and stayed nice and soft - just the way I like them.

Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Photo

So if you love the classic sweet-salty flavor combination like me, give these  tasty Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies a try.

The addition of peanut butter along with salt and chocolate simply puts these cookies over the top!  Believe me, they're sure not your average chocolate chip cookies.

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Image
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Pretzel Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Source:  Adapted from Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Print recipe)
  • 2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ c. (about 9 oz.) semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 c. (about 6 oz.) peanut butter chips
  • 1 c. pretzel pieces
  • Sea salt or fleur de sel (for sprinkling)
  1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture; mix until combined.
  4. By hand, stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and pretzel pieces.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with sea salt or fleur de sel.
  6. Bake at 375℉ for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand on the pan for about a minute or two before removing to a cooling rack.

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  1. Peanut butter chips are the best!

  2. I love that you added salt on top, I will have to try that!

  3. Oh yeah! The sweet and salty combo that I love! Thanks so much for sharing at Mrs Fox's Sweet Party!

  4. we love that sweet and salty combination! I'm bookmarking this one to try! thank you!

  5. These look and sound delicious! I'm adding these to my to-do list this week. I have all of the ingredients. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. Oh, my-I remember these. I went CRAZY for them! Resisting the urge to go make these right now!!!

  7. These are by far the best cookies I've ever had. My family goes crazy for them, too. Thank you for sharing!

  8. I love this combination of ingredients. These cookies sound delish! Thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites.

  9. I'm up for any cookie...especially when it includes pretzels!!!

  10. These sound delicious, I love the mix of sweet and salty! I might be trying some of the other recipes, too!


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