Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love peanut butter blossoms…you know those awesome peanut butter cookies that you roll in sugar and then top with a Hershey Kiss once you pull them out of  the oven???? yep…those cookies are my favorite.  Well, my nephew went away on a trip right before Christmas and when he came back he told me about some awesome cookies he had out in San Francisco….they were sweet AND salty….he said they were just like my peanut butter blossoms but had pretzels in the dough.  I kept thinking about those cookies and finally decided to try my best to duplicate them.   I started with the Hershey Peanut Butter Blossom Recipe and went from there.  {I didn’t have any Hershey Kisses on hand the day I decided to bake these so I just used some Hershey Milk Chocolate Chips instead.}

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1  cup salted pretzel pieces
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
  3. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and the pretzel pieces.  You don’t want to break the pretzels in to crumbs.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.   Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Let me know what you think!

hugs, mb

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Comments

  1. What a wonderful flavor combination! I’d love for you to stop over and share this delicious recipe at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/02/mix-it-up-monday_26.html

    I hope to see you soon:)
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  2. Yum!!!! Love the idea of using pretzels in cookies!!! I’ll have to remember this next time I want to make a new kind of cookie!

  3. Do not show this to my husband! He would go crazy for these! Well, maybe show him b/c I’d like some! :)

  4. Sounds like a great combination!
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  5. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Link Party via: http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
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  6. I am going to make a batch of these today! Thanks.

  7. this sounds and looks amazing. I wish i had some right now! I will have to make it here sometime!
    Would love for you to stop by my blog! :)

    Jenna

  8. Wow these look amazing! Found you on Ginger snap crafts, thanks for sharing I will definatley be trying these
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  9. Yum! I will have to try these. I’m glad I found your blog and I am now follower via LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected…Lori
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  10. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :) I hope you’ll stop back often!
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  11. These look so good and contain so many of hubby’s favorite ingredients. I will have to make some for him. I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Sew Crafty Tuesday. Vicky from Mess For Less

  12. Those look amazing….I’d love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party going on Fri.6pm ct-Sunday midnight…

  13. These sound so good. I can’t wait to make them!

  14. Mmm, these look so yummy, I have to try them!
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  15. These look delish MB!!!
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  16. YUM! I love cookies! Going to make these today with my girls! I am always looking for new cookie recipes, as I love to bake!

  17. These sound sooo yummy! I am sure they would be a BIG hit in my house.. can’t wait to try.. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hIppo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
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  18. Peanut butter blossoms are one of my all-time favorites too, and I love desserts with a salty/sweet combo. These cookies sound perfect! Featuring your post on my Facebook page today!

    Jenn
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  19. These look so delicious! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing! Jina