Thursday, August 22, 2013

Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies

When the weather cooled down last week, I got the urge to bake.

Not wanting to get into my favorite fall flavors of apple, pumpkin or cinnamon just yet, I went for something fun that I knew my kids would love.

Enter this creation:

This recipe came from Taste of Home magazine.   The cookies are larger than your average cookie, but so delicious!  Soft & chewy, yet crunchy all at the same time.
They are an easy cookie to make too.  Nothing complicated here. 
Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature pretzels, broken
1 ½ cups flaked coconut
1 ½ cups milk chocolate M&Ms
Preheat oven to 350°.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.  Stir in remaining ingredients.
Shape ¼ cupfuls of dough into balls; place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Makes 2 dozen
I hope you give them a try soon! 


Melanie said...

These look fantastic! I am going to visit my son on Sunday - he's away at University - so I'm going to make these for him and his roommates. I'm going to forego the coconut though, as he doesn't like it. Thanks for the recipe!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

The perfect Kid Cookie- so going to make those next time my nieces spend the day (or hopefully night too) with me!

Thanks, Gina!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love pretzels mixed in with sweets, thank you for the fabulous recipe!


Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Mmmmm, I love the sweet and salty combo you've got going on here! Sounds delicious! Hope you'll link it up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop! Have a super week!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Those look really good- combination of sweet and salty is always addictive! xo Diana

Debbie said...

I'm such a huge fan of cookie baking. It's the ONE thing in the kitchen that I enjoy doing and know that I know how to do. I'm pinning these!

Dawna Motz said...

Yummy! Pass the cookies please! Would be nice to sit down with a cookie and a cuppa something for a real visit :) Hope you have a great day Gina. I'm sure the cookies were a hit!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This sounds like the perfect combination of salty and sweet!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Ah the sweet and salty, I love that like the salted caramel sauce, sooo delish, your cookies look delightful and I cannot wait to try this yummy recipe...Phyllis

Bliss said...

Last night my God daughter brought me some German chocolates from her recent trip. I looked at them and said, was my butt looking a little thin? Gina.... I need another yummy recipe like this. Apparently my butt is looking a little thin.

Maria Elena said...

What am awesome recipe! They look delicious! Good to have you back! :)

Danielle Giannandrea said...

Salty and sweet, my favorite combo! Just in time for back to school! : ) Yummy recipe, I can't wait to try them (although they could be dangerous!)

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

These look amazing Gina, pretzels make great desserts. Wonder who first thought that they would, probably a blogger... don't ya think?

SavannahGranny said...

Gina, these look so yummy. I am pinning. xoGinger

anangloinquebec said...

Oh yummy. This looks good. I bet this is a busy time of year for you Gina. I know for me the sign of school re-opening brings my summer to a quick end.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sounds yum! I'll give it a try. My little grandson is a real little cookie monster!

Mel said...

YUM!!! I AM going to give these a try soon:)

Carol said...

Wow, these sound yummy!

Sam Dull said...

I'm pinning this!! My kids and hubby will go nuts over these cookies!

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