Jun
30

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies

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If you’re here, you must be like me . . . you have a huge sweet tooth, and also love the salty treats.  These Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies, are just for you.  With these cookies, you get the best of both worlds, sweet chocolate and caramel paired with the crunch of salty pretzels. 

Chocolate chip cookies are iconic.  I mean, who doesn’t love them?!  But, did you know that they were created by accident?  According to Nestle® Toll House® Ruth Wakefield was experimenting with a recipe.  She chopped up a bar of semi-sweet chocolate to add to her cookies thinking the bits would melt when baked.  Instead, they only softened slightly and retained their shape leading to the gooey chocolate chip cookies we know and love today. (Check out the story here.) 

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks when making these cookies:

  • Be sure not to over-mix your butter and sugar in the first step.  You’ll know you’ve over-mixed if the butter starts to separate from the mixture.  Be sure to stop once you have a light and fluffy consistency. 
  • The caramel bits can be hard to find.  I personally love the Caramel Bits by Kraft.  I’ve found them at Target or here on Amazon
  • Do not just grease a baking sheet.  Use either silicone baking mats or parchment paper.  The caramel bits in the recipe will melt and stick to a bare pan. These are my favorite.  They help you evenly space your cookies and avoid the one giant cookie dilemma. 
  • I’ve made this recipe with all kinds of chocolate.  My personal favorite is white chocolate chips, but feel free to mix it up!  Use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, Reese’s, or even M&Ms. 

Check out how I made these Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies, and then, on to the recipe! 

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salty Pretzels and Sweet Caramel Bits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Cookies

Equipment

  • 1 Stand Mixer
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Parchment Paper Baking Sheets
  • 1 Measuring Cups & Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Butter Slightly Softened
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Caramel Bits from Kraft
  • 1 Cup Pretzels break up with hands or chop into pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Using a stand mixer, In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and cream until combined.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt and stir just until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, caramel bits, and pretzels on slow speed or by hand.
  • Use Silpat or parchment paper on a baking sheet so the caramel doesn't stick to the pan. Drop dough onto baking sheet.
  • Bake for 11-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the edges.
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