Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

 Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
If you have kids, you most likely have pretzels as a snack item in your pantry and probably all the other baking ingredients for this recipe. These are very easy and quick to put together. All my boys like to help out in the kitchen but one especially likes to bake so this was our treat today. They are so yummy; a little sweet and salty at the same time!


A Family Circle recipe, from the December 2013 issue
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup roughly chopped mini pretzels, plus 30
whole pretzels for garnish


Heat oven to 350 deg. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar for 2 minutes, until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until just combined. Pour in flour mixture and beat on low until just combined. Carefully fold in chocolate chips and chopped pretzels. Drop TBSPfuls of batter on baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Press down lightly to flatten. Gently press a whole pretzel on top of each cookie. Bake at 350 deg for about 11 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

The dough after we added chocolate chips.

Crushed pretzels for the cookie dough and the whole mini twists for the top of the cookie.

The cookie dough after the chocolate chips and chopped pretzels were added.

Before baking.

Cooling on the rack. These won't last long!!!!

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