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Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies are a delicious one bowl cookie recipe that is made both salty and sweet with the addition of salty pretzels and sweet chocolate chips.

full white plate of chocolate chip pretzel cookies

Lately, I ‘ve been enjoying making cookies at home. There is just something about the smell of freshly baked cookies in the house that is so comforting. Usually, I make regular chocolate chip cookies, but today I decided to add a salty ingredient to the mix and that just so happens to be pretzels.

That’s right chocolate chip pretzel cookies is what is happening today.

The perfect combination of salty and sweet in one delicious cookie. It all began with a bag of pretzel sticks that were left in my pantry from a previous recipe that I needed to do something with and that’s how I ended up here. Technically, I ended up here by placing the pretzels in a plastic bag and rolling a rolling pin over the bag a few times to get the pretzel crumbles. However, if you like bigger pretzel chunks, then you can roll the rolling pin a few less times than I did, either way, you will end up with the saltiness this cookie needs.

You want to hand-roll these cookies into a ball and press them down onto the cookie sheet to get the desired cookie shape because this will give you that thick cookie shape and keep the cookies from spreading a lot while baking. If you keep an eye on these cookies while they are baking and remove them as soon as the edges turn golden brown you will have a chewier cookie, but if you prefer a crispy cookie then you can leave them in the oven to bake longer.

I myself love a chewy cookie especially when it is still warm from baking in the oven. What is your favorite type of cookie? Please share it with me in the comment section below.

Now on to the recipe.

What ingredients to make chocolate pretzel cookies?

ingredients to make chocolate chip pretzel cookies in separate small bowls and containers.

  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Baking soda
  3. Baking powder
  4. Salt
  5. Butter
  6. Granulated sugar
  7. Brown sugar
  8. Eggs
  9. Vanilla extract
  10. Chocolate chips
  11. Pretzels

How to make chocolate chip cookies with pretzels:

Preheat oven and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. This step is optional and does add an additional bowl, but helps the process become more seamless.

white bowl with flour mixture and spoon beside a napkin

Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until it is light and fluffy.

stand mixer bowl with butter and sugars combined

Add in the eggs,  vanilla extract, and mix until combined.

stand mixer bowl with ingredients for cookies combined together

Turn the mixer down on low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and chopped pretzels.

stand mixer bowl with cookie mixture, chocolate chip, and pretzels

Form the cookies into balls or use a cookie scoop of your preferred size and place on the prepared baking sheet.

chocolate chip pretzel cookies on baking sheet

Press the cookies in the center to flatten them out a bit. Place the cookies into the preheated oven and bake for cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Carefully remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

close up side view cookies on plate on top of marble top surface

Tips to make the best chocolate and pretzel cookie:

  • Use semisweet chocolate chips or some of a chopped chocolate bar. If you use the chopped chocolate it will melt and make the cookie chewy and fudgy.
  • Be careful not to overbake these cookies. They will be soft once removed from the oven, but they will become chewy as they cool. If you prefer a crispy cookie, then allow them to cook a few minutes longer.
  • If you find the cookie dough to be too soft to roll, place in the refrigerator for a few minutes before scooping to place on the cookie sheet.
  • These cookies are may be stored in the freezer in a plastic bag to bake later. The pretzels will not be crunchy, but the salty flavor will remain.
  • Feel free to place pretzels on top of the cookies before baking and sprinkle with some coarse salt for some additional flare.
full white plate of chocolate chip pretzel cookies

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies are a delicious one bowl cookie recipe that is made both salty and sweet with the addition of salty pretzels and sweet chocolate chips.
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip pretzel cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 269kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pretzels, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt. This step is optional and does add an additional bowl, but helps the process become more seamless.
  • Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together the 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar until it is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and mix until combined. Turn the mixer down on low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture.
  • Fold in the 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped pretzels. Form the cookies into balls or use a cookie scoop of your preferred size and place on the prepared baking sheet. Press the cookies in the center to flatten them out a bit.
  • Place the cookies into the preheated oven and bake for cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Carefully remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Use semisweet chocolate chips or some of a chopped chocolate bar. If you use the chopped chocolate it will melt and make the cookie chewy and fudgy.
  • Be careful not to overbake these cookies. They will be soft once removed from the oven, but they will become chewy as they cool. If you prefer a crispy cookie, then allow them to cook a few minutes longer. 
  • If you find the cookie dough to be too soft to roll, place in the refrigerator for a few minutes before scooping to place on the cookie sheet. 
  • These cookies are may be stored in the freezer in a plastic bag to bake later. The pretzels will not be crunchy, but the salty flavor will remain. 
  • Feel free to place pretzels on top of the cookies before baking and sprinkle with some coarse salt for some additional flare. 

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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close up side view chocolate chip pretzel cookies on dinner plate

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Akaleistar
    February 4, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    Oh, I love a sweet and salty combination!

    • Reply
      admin
      February 5, 2017 at 10:17 AM

      Thank you! I love it as well 🙂

  • Reply
    Maggie Unzueta
    June 9, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    5 stars
    My son is going to LOVE this recipe. His two favorite things – cookies and pretzels. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 10, 2020 at 2:10 PM

      Thank you Maggie! Happy to hear!

  • Reply
    Dawn Conklin
    June 9, 2020 at 4:30 PM

    5 stars
    Love the combination of the salty with the sweet chocolate chip cookies 🙂 The whole family loved them as well!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 10, 2020 at 2:10 PM

      Thank you so much Dawn! Glad you enjoyed them!

  • Reply
    Sharon
    June 10, 2020 at 9:35 AM

    5 stars
    I’ve never met a better combination in a cookie than these ones, they cure my cravings for sweet and salty.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 10, 2020 at 2:10 PM

      Thank you Sharon! This recipe really does tackle sweet and salty cravings!

  • Reply
    Marta
    June 10, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    5 stars
    Stop playing!! I am obsessed with pretzels covered in chocolate and chocolate chip cookies are my go-to cookie. Now you’re just singing to my heart with these.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 10, 2020 at 2:09 PM

      Thank you Marta! It really is the best combination ever!!

  • Reply
    Eva
    June 11, 2020 at 4:23 PM

    5 stars
    I am team crispy! I grew up in Italy, where biscuits and cookies are baked to total crispiness so I would definitely bake them longer than required to get rid of the chewy factor. I know I’m a weird one 😀
    Texture aside, I am really curious to incorporate pretzels in cookies! I love a good sweet-salty contrast!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:02 AM

      Thank you Eva! I enjoy a crispy cookie every now and then as well so nothing weird about it at all!

  • Reply
    Sara
    June 11, 2020 at 11:24 PM

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh, the combination of sweet and salty in these cookies is AMAZING! And the crunch factor makes them over-the-top delicious. It’s such a creative and delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies, and I’m so glad I ran across it! Thank you!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:03 AM

      Thank you so much Sara! That combination is definitely something amazing!

  • Reply
    Jacqui DeBono
    June 12, 2020 at 5:28 PM

    5 stars
    I admit I am addicted to chocolate covered pretzels, and these look even better! The extra crunch with the crunch of the cookie is so good!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:03 AM

      Thank you Jacqui! Chocolate and pretzels work so perfectly well together!

  • Reply
    GUNJAN C Dudani
    June 13, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    5 stars
    What a delicious recipe of cookies. Your images are making me drool over these and I wish I could just bite into those cookies right now.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:05 AM

      Thank you so much Gunjan, they are so good!

  • Reply
    Pam Greer
    June 14, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    5 stars
    Salty and sweet gets me every time! These have become a favorite cookie at our house!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:06 AM

      Thank you Pam! I love the combination of salty and sweet as well, it is perfect!

  • Reply
    Debbie
    June 14, 2020 at 11:33 PM

    5 stars
    My whole family inhaled these chocolate chip pretzel cookies. The salty and sweet together is he perfect combination . I will be making these delicious cookies again.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:06 AM

      Thank you Debbie! I am so happy to hear that your family enjoyed a batch of these cookies!!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    June 15, 2020 at 12:32 AM

    5 stars
    My family said these are the best cookies I’ve ever made! This recipe is so so easy to follow. I must have used a smaller size cookie dropper because I ended up with 48 cookies!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:08 AM

      Thank you Jessica! 48 cookies sounds like a good problem to have. I will be sure to make a note of the scoop size for future reference, thank you.

  • Reply
    Cory Varga
    June 15, 2020 at 3:09 AM

    5 stars
    5 stars for the taste and for the presentation. they are super cute and love the crunchy bite, thanks to the pretzel. A brilliant idea to spice up chocolate chip cookies.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 15, 2020 at 7:08 AM

      Thank you so much Cory!!

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