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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski Photo by: Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Cookies

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.

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes about 5 dozen
  • Cook time:14 Minutes
  • Prep time:30 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).

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