February 6, 2014

Butterscotch pretzel chocolate chip cookies.

I was perusing Pinterest the other day when I stumbled on this interesting looking recipe for chocolate chip cookies with pretzels and butterscotch. I'd never had a cookie with crushed pretzels in it before, so I figured it was worth giving a try and let me tell you I was not disappointed! If you are looking for a yummy cookie recipe give this one a try:

(makes about 2 dozen cookies)

-1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
-2 1/4 cups flour
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 cup white sugar
-1 1/4 cups brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 egg yolk
-2 tbsp milk
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup pretzels, broken up into little pieces
-1/2 cup butterscotch chips
-1/2 cup chocolate chips
-coarse sea salt

Place the butter into a medium sauce pan over low heat. Once the butter has melted, increase the heat to medium and cook until it is golden brown and develops a nutty aroma. Keep a close watch on the butter because you want it to stay a nice golden brown color and it can burn very quickly. Once you achieve this remove it from the heat immediately and set aside to cool for about 20 minutes.

In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda and set aside. Pour the cooled brown butter into a large bowl and add both sugars. Using a hand mixer beat on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes. Then add the egg and the yolk and beat to combine. Next add the milk and vanilla and beat for another 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until everything is well combined. Using a wooden spoon mix in the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and pretzels, and then cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 8 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the chilled dough from fridge and and scoop out about a tablespoon size for each cookie. Roll into a ball and flatten slightly and place about 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt then bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Enjoy while still warm and fresh from the oven! 
XO, Stef


  1. I just posted about my 1 bowl chocolate chip cookies that I made this morning. These are going on my "To Bake" list! Love salty/sweet combinations.

  2. They look scrummy!! May have to give them a go at the weekend x

  3. Oh my gosh, these look so delicious! Definitely saving these ones!

    - Taryn Elise

  4. Oh man, this looks so deliciously amazing!!! great post!

  5. LOVE your Blue Heaven plate, and the cookies look positively scrumptious!