How To Make Chewy Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies
Give the classic cookies a crunchy upgrade by throwing in some chocolate covered pretzel and sprinkling sea salt to balance off the flavors.
- 2¼cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
- 1tbspbaking soda
- ¾cupunsalted butter,(1.5 sticks), melted
- ¾cuplight brown sugar,loosely packed
- ½cupgranulated sugar
- 1large egg,plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 2tsppure vanilla extract
- 1cupchocolate covered pretzel pieces,homemade or store bought
- sea salt,for sprinkling
Whisk the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the egg, then the egg yolk.
Finally, whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula. The dough will be very soft, yet thick.
Fold in the chocolate-covered pretzel pieces. They may not stick to the dough because of the melted butter but combine them as much as possible.
Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours or up to 3 days. Chilling is mandatory. Chill the cookie dough overnight for less spreading.
Take the dough out of the refrigerator and allow to slightly soften at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
Roll the dough into balls, about 3 tablespoons of dough each. The dough will be crumbly, but rolling them with hands will help the balls stay together.
Roll the cookie dough balls to be taller rather than wide to ensure the cookies will bake up to be thick. Place 8 balls of dough onto each cookie sheet, then sprinkle each with sea salt.
Bake the cookies for 12 to13 minutes. The cookies will look very soft and underbaked. They will continue to bake on the cookie sheet.
As they cool, feel free to press extra pieces of chocolate-covered pretzels into the tops of each cookie. It’s best to do this when the cookies are still warm. Or sprinkle a little more sea salt on top of each cookie at this time, if desired.
Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Calories: 200.37kcal
- Fat: 9.22g
- Saturated Fat: 5.64g
- Trans Fat: 0.35g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 2.40g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.47g
- Carbohydrates: 27.14g
- Fiber: 0.49g
- Sugar: 13.23g
- Protein: 2.36g
- Cholesterol: 34.50mg
- Sodium: 247.89mg
- Calcium: 13.22mg
- Potassium: 37.17mg
- Iron: 0.94mg
- Vitamin A: 77.78µg
- Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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