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Friday, November 7, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pretzels and Kosher Salt

Yeah, it's a mouthful of a name, but I'm not sure how else to title these chock full of stuff cookies. I was so excited when I saw this recipe this morning on a blog that I regularly follow. So excited that I needed to run downstairs and try these out. Who doesn't like pretzels, chocolate and peanut butter? Everyone. So one cookie that has it all. Amazing. Topping this cookie with Kosher salt put it over the top for me, made me need to make them today.

The original post can be found here. However I made some minor changes as I always do to recipes, to make it better in my eyes. My version is below, but check out the original too and if you try this recipe add the things that you know and love too.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 generous tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup chunky peanut butter (I used JIF Chunky)
1 cup salted pretzel pieces (I used Rold Gold)
1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet
kosher salt for toppings

Mix the flour salt, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and sugars in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and the vanilla. Make sure the first egg is incorporated before adding the second. Mix in the peanut butter and then once incorporated slowly add in the flour until just mixed. Add in the pretzel pieces and let the mixer go for a minute. This will crush any pieces that are too big. Then add in the chocolate chips.

Scoop onto baking sheets, flatten slightly with your fingers and sprinkle a pinch of kosher salt on top. Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 13 minutes. I came out with 15 big ones (2 tbsps) and 24 small ones (1 generous tbsp) from this recipe.

Now the reviews of this cookie aren't fully in yet. I will update as they pour in, however my Dad liked that they were so interesting and had a lot going on. One strange this was that he didn't know that they were peanut butter cookies, which baffles my mind, because they are peanut butter cookies. I think he was so distracted by the salt on top that he couldn't taste anything else in the cookie.

Ben will be the real test to see if these cookies are good. He is a lover of salt openly and I think a secret lover of sweets. One of his favorite treats are chocolate covered pretzels so I'm going to just take a guess at this and say that he will love them. The first thing that Ben said was that he tasted the peanut butter and that they weren't too salty for him. I'm a little concerned that without explination as to what these cookies are supposed to be, people are just going to think I made super salty cookies, which isn't the intent. So I'm not sure on these...mixed reviews. They will go in my holiday packages and hopefully people will understand these wild cookies.

1 comment:

Clumbsy Cookie said...

How many of these could I eat???