Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Chewy peanut butter cookies are studded with semisweet chocolate chips and crushed pretzels for a salty-sweet treat that's impossible to resist. I bet you can't have just one!

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There are a few (ok, A LOT) of things I missed during my liquid diet. First and foremost? SWEETGREEN. I mean, salads in general, but I loooove me some Sweetgreen. Next up is probably cheese. But THEN. Then. Cookies! I mean, telling this baker chick that she can't bite down into a chewy cookie for 3 weeks? Bye, Felicia.

So, naturally, I couldn't WAIT to mix up some cookies once I was back on my feet. Er... teeth. You get what I mean.

I was getting together with my friends Riley and Steff to watch The Bachelor this past Monday, so I thought it would be nice to bring some cookies! And wine. Always wine. I've had a weird peanut butter craving lately, so a salty-sweet peanutty combo was in order. And such was born these cookies!

A simple peanut butter cookie is flavored with vanilla and studded with chocolate chips and pretzels for a cookie that was DAMN good. Like, out of a spread of 3 bottles of wine, a hunk of cheese, a sleeve of crackers and a bag of grapes, these were the first to go. 

Whip these up for your next gathering and I guarantee they'll be a success! Or, just make them for yourself... but don't blame me when your pants don't fit ;)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies


Begin by gathering up your ingredients! Flour, baking powder, salt. Butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, an egg, vanilla extract, smooth peanut butter. Semisweet chocolate chips and thin lil' pretzels.

Just like a traditional cookie, you'll whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt first, then cream the butter and sugars in a separate bowl. Add the egg and vanilla to the butter mix, then cream in the peanut butter until it's all nice and fluffy. Fold in the flour mixture just until no streaks of flour remain.


Stir in your chocolate chips and pretzel pieces...


...and scoop that dough! These cookies won't flatten in the oven as much as other cookies, so I would recommend pressing them down slightly with your palm. Then, bake at 375F for 10-11 minutes, until golden brown, like so:


Voila! Such beauties. Let them cool down, then serve them up! But be warned - these are going to go fast. You may want to double the batch if you're feeding a crowd!


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Have a great day, friends! We'll be back tomorrow with a January recap, and then on Friday with something much healthier.