Pretzel cookies ~ Secret Recipe Club

It’s that time again…..Secret Recipe Club time! I’m not sure if you noticed or not….but I didn’t participate for the month of November. With all the craziness of hubby starting up his own business in October, I opted out since my blogging had to take a back seat for a bit. I’m so happy to be back this month though! And you’re gonna love me for the recipe I selected. Don’t they look amazing? I hope you aren’t Christmas Cookied out yet because these are really worth making!

This month I was assigned Hugs & Cookies XOXO. Talk about the perfect blog assignment for December and Christmas baking. Danielle’s blog is loaded down with every imaginable treat possible. If you’re looking for something new, this is the place to look. So many sugary creations I would have never dreamt possible. Most of her blog is focused on these treats, but I was able to gather she has two cute boys for her kitchen helpers. 🙂

I had fun looking through Danielle’s recipes, and actually wrote down two to try. It really was hard to narrow it down though, but since I love the mix of salty pretzels with chocolate I knew I had to try these pretzel cookies. I made a few slight changes like using all regular sugar instead of adding any brown, and adding extra pretzels and chocolate chips (the more the better in my book!). I also used white chocolate chips instead of regular because as you know I love the combo of white chocolate and pretzels. Doubling the recipe was also a must because I knew I’d want more than 24 cookies. 🙂

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{Secret Recipe Club} Pretzel cookies
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies, Christmas cookies
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Serves: 48 cookies
Oh these pretzel cookies are SO addicting!! You'll love them!
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 12 oz pkg of white chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups broken pretzels or more if desired
  • sea salt to sprinkle on top
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda. Mix in flour on a low speed. Add in pretzels and chocolate chips at the end.
  3. Original recipe calls for refrigerating 1 hour, but I didn't need to do that. Just refrigerate between batches.
  4. Scoop rounded tablespoons full of dough and place on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
  5. Bake 12 -15 mins and place cookie sheet on cooling rack.
  6. ** Original recipe called for regular chocolate chips, but I prefer white chocolate with the taste of pretzels. Use whatever you prefer. Also original recipe called for half of all the amounts listed here, but I doubled the recipe since I desired more than 24 cookies. I used all organic white sugar instead of using the brown sugar. I also tripled the amount of pretzels instead of just doubling. I wanted extra pretzels and extra chips.


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18 Responses to Pretzel cookies ~ Secret Recipe Club

  1. Jayasri says:

    Wow, they look so attractive, I made pretzels once,(but not posted yet!), my kids didn’t like them much, but this is a good idea!, thanks for sharing.., Lovely SRC post, Merry Christmas to you and your family…
    Jayasri recently posted..Orange and Ginger Cookies with Terry’s Orange chocolate – Eggless

  2. Shelby says:

    Sweet and salty with crunch and chocolate? Can’t go wrong with that!
    Shelby recently posted..I’m Coming Home

  3. Eliot says:

    Wow–how did you choose a recipe from Danielle’s site. I had her as a secret pal a couple of months ago. The recipe I picked and made is one of my all time most visited posts. Great SRC post and Happy Holidays!!!!!
    Eliot recently posted..Christmas Gift #10: Trail Mix Cookies for SRC

  4. Oh, yes. Salt and chocolate. I’m in heaven.
    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) recently posted..Chocolate chocolate chip waffles recipe

  5. Curt says:

    Pretzels are so good added to cookies and bars!
    Curt recently posted..Smoked Nutty-Coconut Garlic & Onion Shrimp

  6. Kristy says:

    Your cookies look delicious! I love your idea to combine white chocolate and pretzels
    Kristy recently posted..Baked Apple Donut Muffins and The Secret Recipe Club

  7. Mmmmm, these sound so good Denise!
    Katie @ Epicurean Mom recently posted..Nectarine and Blueberry Cake

  8. HUGS & COOKIES XOXO says:


  9. Oh I love Hugs and Cookies and can’t wait to get assigned her blog! These pretzel cookies look amazing….just love the combo of sweet and salty! : )
    Anne@frommysweetheart recently posted..Roasted Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins – Secret Recipe Club

  10. WOW – these look and sound amazing. Love the sweet and salty combo. A must make! Glad to be part of SRC with you. Happy Holidays!!
    PS – pinned the recipe!
    Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) recently posted..{ Fig, Feta and Watermelon Salad | Secret Recipe Club }

  11. Rhonda says:

    Big fan of the sweet and salty! I recently did a post on Pretzel jello salad (which isn’t a salad in my book). I agree that white chocolate and pretzels are made for each other, perfect cookie recipe in my book.
    Rhonda recently posted..Salmon Crème for the Secret Recipe Club

  12. Mylene says:

    The people in my province experienced so much loss due to the calamity that hit our province. I am planning to put some smiles and hope on people’s faces this Christmas. Your cookies are delightful. They will be a good addition to the treats I will serve in just a few days. Thank you for sharing this recipe and hope you can visit me at derivatives.

  13. These look great……..I love the combination of salty and sweet…….yum!
    Culinary Collage recently posted..CRANBERRY FILLED SHORTBREAD BARS

  14. Karen says:

    I will definitely experiment on this recipe. The ingredients show how tasty these cookies will be. I can’t wait to surprise my family on this fresh idea.
    Karen recently posted..How To Attract Women

  15. Jenny says:

    These look so tasty! I love anything with pretzels in it. Come link them up with my linky party, if you haven’t already. Each link is an entry in the Pick Your Plum giveaway! Here’s the link:

    Hope to see you there!
    Jenny recently posted..Tutorial: Sparkling Ice Crystals.

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