Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Love Triangle Cookie: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookies

So I consider this the love triangle cookie. Why you ask? This may be my own personal preference but when trying to come up with a great flavor combination with chocolate my mind instantly turns to peanut butter and when thinking of something that goes great with peanut butter I think of pretzels. Does anyone else dip their pretzels in peanut butter and realizes you ate half the jar in one sitting because it is that darn good? Anyways what I'm getting at here is that peanut butter is totally cheating on chocolate with pretzels but pretzels don't seem to mind, in fact pretzels suggested a threesome: this cookie! (I'm weird I know)

I kind of threw this all together hoping it would work and it turned out exactly like I wanted it to. It was not too cakey, wonderfully chewy and full of 3 of my favorite flavor combinations. Each flavor is showcased in two ways here either inside or outside the cookie. I made these for Shawn's friends birthday....which they are out celebrating right now as I'm staying in on a saturday night sipping a pumpkin ale and writing girls allowed...thats always I baked!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies
Dame Good

Peanut butter cookies with a mixture of chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips and crushed pretzels baked in and then drizzled with chocolate and topped with crushed pretzels.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chunks
3/4 cup broken pretzels
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup crushed pretzels (optional)


Preheat oven to 375F

Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and beat until mixed. Add the eggs one at a time then stir in the corn syrup and vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and add to peanut butter mixture. Fold in the chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips and pretzels. Drop using preferred size scoops onto ungreased baking sheet (I used parchament paper).

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden. Move to cooling racks upon removal.

(optional) Melt the cup of chocolate chips for about 30 seconds to a minute in the microwave stirring halfway. Drizzle chocolate over cookies using a spoon or a small piping back and sprinkle cookies with crushed pretzels.

YUM! ;)



Fashion Meets Food said...

wow those cookies look divine!


Erika Beth, the Messy Chef said...

Awesome! These do look like the ones I made, but with more chocolate which is always better!

Aimee said...

What's even better than pretzels dipped in peanut butter is chocolate covered pretzels dipped in peanut butter, and you nailed it with this cookie. These would probably be fabulous with the pretzel M&Ms too!

Julie said...

Wow! These cookies look (and sound) devine! Thanks for stopping by my blog because it brought me back to you. You've got some great food here. Your end of summer dishes have me drooling. And I can't wait to try the homemade funfetti ice cream cone cupcakes. Next birthday. I'm making them!

~semi-crunchy mama~ said...

Oh wow, those look delicious. I may have to try and adapt for our dietary restrictions...

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

Thanks for the comments guys! I love these cookies :) and Apparently so did the boys...gotta love when you get a good response from thats its hard :):)

Taylor said...

These look so good...I love the salty and sweet combination! One question: how do the pretzels hold up? Do they stay crunchy or do they get soft?

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

Taylor: I could have sworn I had responded to your comment already! So I apologize for the delayred response. To be honest I am not too sure what happened with the pretzels, I gave my batch to the guys the night I made them because otherwise they would have all disappeared. I would imagine that the pretzels in the cookies get a little soft but that the ones sprinkled on top still remain somewhat crunchy...

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