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Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Life Made Simple


  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate semi-sweet chocolate + extra for after baking, if desired
  • 3/4 cup chopped pretzels + 24 mini pretzel twists for the tops


  • In a large bowl, beat the white sugar, brown sugar, creamy peanut butter, and softened butter together with a mixer for 1-2 minutes, or until creamy & fluffy.
  • Add the egg, additional yolk, and vanilla; beat until combined.
  • Mix the flour together with the baking soda, and salt until very well combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; mix until just combined.
  • Add the chopped pretzels and chocolate chops; mix until just combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  • Using a tablespoon sized cookie scoop place 12 rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place a mini pretzel on top by gently flattening them into the top of the dough.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven then allow to rest on the baking sheet for a few more minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  • Add a few extra chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies immediately after they are removed from the oven, if desired.
  • Serve these cookies warm with ice cold milk, if desired. Enjoy.