Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Cookies Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
With the addition of crushed pretzels to the cookie dough, these  easy chocolate chip cookies are the perfect balance between salty and sweet. Bake 10 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie or up to 14 minutes for a crisp cookie.

Yield:

Makes about 5 dozen

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Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 (12-oz.) packages semisweet chocolate morsels
2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel sticks
Parchment paper

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, beating until blended.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Beat in morsels and pretzel sticks just until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

3. Bake at 350° for 10 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks, and cool completely (about 15 minutes).

Note:

Rebecca Kracke Gordon,

September 2008
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