Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
14 Mins
Other Time
15 Mins
Makes about 5 dozen

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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).

Ratings & Reviews

CSando's Review

February 09, 2014
I recommend these with reservations. The way mine turned out, in the future in would read the recipe as 2 cups pretzels, crushed (not 2 cups crushed pretzels) I would also reduce the flour in the recipe slightly, as my cookies didn't spread very much while while baking. Otherwise a great cookie recipe!

dawnt77's Review

May 23, 2013
Everyone loves these!

KelleyAndrews's Review

December 20, 2012
These were great..the cookies had the perfect salty/sweet ratio. I used a rolling pin to crush the pretzels and silpat non-stick liners. Yummy!

MeganGK7's Review

November 24, 2012

Lisalee's Review

October 05, 2012
this is one of our favorite cookie recipes. We love the sweet and salty taste and the crunch of the big pretzel pieces. I used Pretzel rods crushed with a rolling pin.

SueSnow's Review

May 02, 2012
These cookies are super ! Chewy and moist. It is easiest to crush the pretzels in a Zip-loc plastic bag (un-sealed). The recipe made almost 6 dozen cookies.

Sarah8D's Review

March 17, 2012

sidnac's Review

July 27, 2011
Easy to make and so delicious!

ribbitthis's Review

January 11, 2010
Everyone loves these cookies. They are a great salty/sweet treat.

javadiva's Review

July 10, 2009
Delicious!! I love chocolate covered pretzel and these cookies rock. They were not as salty as I feared they'd be. It's the perfect balance!