Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies start with a browned butter base and are completely loaded with flavor and texture! You’re gonna love these!

Let’s talk about the cookies…

They are Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chippers.

I know.

The base is a flippin’ amazing browned butter cookie dough, loaded with salty pretzel crumbs and chocolate chips.

It doesn’t get any better.

Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.com

The steps are pretty basic and there is no chilling the dough!  Can I get an amen-hallelujah?

Just brown your butter in a saucepan and let it cool slightly.

 

Mix that in with some brown sugar.

Of course I used my favorite KitchenAid® mixer.

Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.com

I crushed up some small twist pretzels.  About a cup and a half…

Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.com

Mix them right into the batter…

Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.com

Once you have that all set, go ahead and use a large cookies scoop to portion them out.  (Here’s the link to my favorite cookie scoop)

Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.com

Bake them up.  DO NOT OVERBAKE…if anything take them out when you think they aren’t quite done.  Trust me on this.

And don’t bother waiting until they are cooled.

Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.com

 

Salty Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
makes 2 dozen cookies
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, melted and browned
  • 1¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs + 1 yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1½ cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan melt 1 cup butter over medium-low heat. When butter is melted continue to cook, swirling butter constantly until it becomes a golden brown color. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. In bowl of stand mixer mix butter and sugar together until combined. Add in eggs, extra yolk and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  5. Add in baking soda, salt and flour. Mix on low until incorporated, then mix in crushed pretzels.
  6. Finally stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Using a large cookie scoop, drop dough on baking sheet about 2 inches apart, baking until just golden at the edges, about 8-10 minutes. Centers might not seem done yet, but remove the cookies and allow them to cool for 3-4 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Notes
Store airtight for up to 3 days.

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Guest
December 2, 2013 7:31 am

I already entered the giveaway and it’s an amazing one!!! But had to comment to say these cookies are my thing! Wow. Pinned :)

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December 2, 2013 8:30 am

Entering the giveaway next, but wow! These cookies are incredible! I love the sweet and salty punch! Plus all that brown butter!!

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Amanda P
December 2, 2013 8:45 am

I followed the link to your favorite cookie scoop…which size would you suggest?

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Emily Wells
December 2, 2013 8:52 am

I love Russian tea cakes!

Guest
December 2, 2013 9:16 am

Girl, you had me at brown butter! Salty-sweet is my favorite flavor combo, so these cookies are basically whispering sweet nothings into my ear. (PS. This giveaway??? AMAZING!)

Guest
December 2, 2013 9:21 am

Mmmm…you had me at sweet/salty! Great giveaway, too! :)

Guest
December 2, 2013 9:58 am

These sound yummy!

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Larissa
December 2, 2013 10:43 am

Cookies pinned and giveaway entered.
I am teary-eyed at this giveaway. It’s so freaking amazing!
Thank you!!

Guest
December 2, 2013 10:52 am

Love the cookies! Sweet and salty treats are one of my big weaknesses. And, what a great giveaway!

Guest
December 2, 2013 11:20 am

Rugelach cookies are my favorite this time of year

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Itzia
December 2, 2013 11:27 am

I love molasses cookies.

Guest
December 2, 2013 11:37 am

Loving all the flavors in here…they are irresistible!

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Claire
December 2, 2013 11:51 am

Gingerbread cookies!

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Kadee
December 2, 2013 1:31 pm

I love ginger molasses cookies! Yum!

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Joan
December 2, 2013 2:46 pm

Christmas Sandwich Cremes are my favorite Christmas cookie!

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susieQ
December 2, 2013 3:08 pm

I am drooling over these pretzel cookies!!! ty

Guest
December 2, 2013 3:09 pm

These cookies look fabulous! Salty sweet goodness.

Guest
December 2, 2013 3:11 pm

wow – these cookies are the epitome of food porn!

Guest
December 2, 2013 3:13 pm

Been craving chocochip cookies, but never thought about throwing pretzels into the mix for some salty crunch.
Love these!

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Rachel
December 2, 2013 3:57 pm

Yum Shelly! Can’t wait to try this recipe! And you are so right- I DO need that oven! Fingers crossed!

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Marie
December 2, 2013 4:03 pm

These cookies sound so good! I’m totally into sweet & salty combos. My fave holiday cookies are probably my grandma’s no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

Guest
December 2, 2013 4:19 pm

I would love to enter this giveaway but alas I live in an apt and even if I could alter the kitchen I am moving soon. Love the cookies though!

Guest
December 2, 2013 5:19 pm

Dang, these look awesome!! So perfect!

Guest
December 2, 2013 5:57 pm

These cookies look incredible! I love anything that begins with browned butter!

Guest
December 2, 2013 6:15 pm

I love puppy chow and mexican wedding cookies

Guest
December 2, 2013 6:56 pm

Totally Awesome salty and sweet combo!

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Pamelisa
December 2, 2013 7:36 pm

Thanks for a chance to WIN. I would really feel Blessed if I won this double oven, I would be so HAPPY! These cookies sound and look so good. I’m Love sweet & salty.

Guest
December 2, 2013 7:41 pm

Oh my goodness, these look PHENOM! I love me some brown butter!

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Mariah
December 2, 2013 7:58 pm

What an amazing giveaway! Perfect since we’re house shopping-this is my dream appliance!

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December 2, 2013 9:33 pm

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Christy
December 2, 2013 9:41 pm

Chocolate Chip!

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December 2, 2013 9:48 pm

One of the best things about peanut butter is it’s hint of salty…definitely loving that you upped it with the pretzels!

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Brenda
December 2, 2013 10:05 pm

I sure could use this oven….it’s awesome…my favorite Christmas cookie is Red Velvet cookies

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Jenny
December 2, 2013 10:05 pm

My favorite are monster cookies!

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Kerri
December 2, 2013 10:40 pm

I made these cookies as soon as you posted them today. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any pretzels so I used chips (potato chips). They were very good but I should have omitted the salt or at least cut back on it. I will try with pretzels next time.
Thank you for the recipe and for all of your beautiful, yummy recipes that you share everyday.

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Penny Mecklenburg
December 2, 2013 11:58 pm

Browned Butter, Pretzels, Chocolate — you don’t need to say anything else!!! Thanks for the chance at the give-away. I could sure use this range. Love your blog and recipes.

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ColleenB.
December 3, 2013 12:50 am

Cookies look awesome and I just bought a bag of pretzels the other day so will be making these soon. Thank you
Nice looking stove.
Thank you for this opportunity
ColleenB.
Texas

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Phyllis
December 3, 2013 2:52 am

Baking sugar cookies in this fantastic oven to decorate with my grandkids would be my favorite thing!

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Elizabeth
December 3, 2013 6:40 am

Can Canadians enter the contest?

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Matt
December 3, 2013 8:26 am

My favorite are Ginger snaps.

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Vicky
December 3, 2013 8:27 am

Gingerbread cookies!

Guest
December 3, 2013 12:07 pm

These cookies look like absolute perfection!!!

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Julie
December 3, 2013 12:34 pm

iced sugar cookies

Guest
December 3, 2013 3:07 pm

Oatmeal Scotchies are my absolute favorite! Love butterscotch!

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Nikki
December 3, 2013 5:24 pm

snickerdoodles

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Barb
December 3, 2013 6:32 pm

almond cressents

Guest
December 3, 2013 10:58 pm

Peppermint chip!

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Ashley Morrow
December 4, 2013 12:31 am

My favorite holiday cookie are gingersnaps.

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Jenny B.
December 4, 2013 1:26 pm

Do you use salted or unsalted butter? I’ve just tried it with salted and it wouldn’t brown. Of course, I am cooking on a hot plate so that might have something to do with it!

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