Salted Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

A few months ago I was visiting some link parties and came upon this recipe for Chocolate Covered Pretzel cookies on Something Swanky.  I immediately pinned it so I could find it when I was ready.  I recently was ready and boy – am I glad I saved it!  This recipe is AWESOME!  I took the cookies to one of our Chick meetings where they were well received.

I will say that while this recipe was delicious, next time I make it I’m going to use my chocolate chip cookie recipe as the base.  I like the flavor of that base a little better and I think it will kick this recipe up a notch.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 package Caramels, melted with 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 package Chocolate Covered Pretzels (these were tough to find so I ended up buying a package of 100 calorie snack packs and used all six packages)
  • Sea Salt, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer, cream together the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  2. Add eggs, mixing in between each one.
  3. Add baking soda, vanilla, and flour. Mix well until dough forms.
  4. Add the chocolate covered pretzels to the bowl and mix well, breaking up most of the pretzels.
  5. Remove bowl from the stand mixer. Pour about half (erring on the side of less) of the melted caramel into the bowl, and FOLD it into the dough with a rubber spatula– do not mix it completely into the dough!
  6. Scoop by the tablespoons onto a parchment lined (not waxed paper) baking sheet
  7. Bake at 375º for about 15 minutes (the original recipe called for 10 minutes but mine took quite a bit longer.  I would recommend watching the first batch to see how long it takes in your oven)
  8. Drizzle remaining caramel over the tops of the cookies and sprinkle with sea salt.


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  1. Caramel and pretzels are a match made in heaven.

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