Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

   At the Doctors office, where I work, there are Audiologists next door that have a cookie oven. Yes, you read that right. A tiny little cookie oven, that is super cute! I want to steal it, but that's another story...

   They bring us a box of freshly made cookies every Monday, and it takes all the will-power I have to not grab one, every time I walk into our break room. It's like cookie torture whenever I go to re-fill my water cup.

   Now that I've been working out and eating healthy, it does get a little easier to over look the cookies, but the thought of eating one still lingers in the back of my mind sometimes. I decided that on my 'cheat day' last Sunday, I better make some cookies to fulfill that cookie craving.

  I went with these salty-sweet Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh man, were they divine. Especially, warm! I ate two, which totally satisfied my craving. They are my new favorite cookie, without a doubt!

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup pretzels, broken into small pieces
1/2 cup caramel bits
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugars together in a stand mixer or in a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, for 1 minute. Add vanilla and egg. Mix to combine, scraping sides.

In a seperate small bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Whisk together to combine, and then gradually add to the wet mixture. Mix until just combined. Stir in broken pretzel pieces, caramel bits and chocolate chips.

Scoop tablespoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spacing dough apart atleast 2 inches. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden-brown. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before transferring to a cookie rack.

Makes 24 cookies.

Recipe adapted from: Dessert Now Dinner Later

Linked up at: Weekend Potluck


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

These look like perfect cookies to cure your cookie craving with. . .though I would have a hard time limiting how many of these I would eat! :)

doodlebugmom said...

good thing it makes a small batch, I could easily eat a lot of these!

Emily said...

Love these! Bucket list!!

Mandy@Mandy's Recipe Box said...

I have zero willpower right now. It is gonna stink losing the baby weight! So good for you resisting cookies! These look so good!

Jocelyn said...

I would have the hardest time not grabbing a cookie ever time too!!! I love caramel and pretzel in cookies...so it is taking a lot of will power right now not to go make some of these NOW!!! YUM!!!

Elisa said...

Yeah, well I'm on a diet too. Cookies aren't all that appealing to me and I haven't had one in months. With that said I just wanted to let you know that the picture of the cookie dough you posted has got me SO craving a big 'ol spoonful (or two) of cookie dough! Your cookies look absolutely perfect too by the way. Your amazing as always! Thanks for all the delicious recipes and dinner ideas!

Kari Lindsay said...

This just may be the perfect cookie!

babygiven said...

Omg....yuuummmyyy!! Where do you find the caramel bits??

Holly said...

@babygiven. At my grocery store they're in the baking aisle next to the chocolate chips :)

Amber Brady said...

Thanks for leaving a link back to my blog :) Glad you liked the cookies!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

The Better Baker said...

This here Cookie Monster declares these luscious bites...TO.DIE.FOR! Swoon!! I know I couldn't possibly stop eating them if I had a platefull in front of me. SO glad you shared.

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Cookies in the break room is just evil. :) I love salty and sweet together so pretzels in the cookies sounds amazing to me!

Kris Coplan said...

We didn't like these cookies, the minute they cooled down the caramel bits got hard and were difficult to chew for my little grandsons.

Dex Banner said...

Dip half of the caramel-coated pretzels into coating. Melt milk chocolate coating; dip remaining pretzels. Drizzle white-coated pretzels with milk chocolate coating ...

The Better Baker said...

Holly - Wanted you to know I'm featuring this wonderful recipe as my personal favorite at Weekend Potluck. (Those caramel bits get me every time!=) Thanks for sharing - don't forget to grab your Featured Button. Have a great weekend.

Beck Shep said...

I am going to the store to buy the ingredients for these right now. So happy that I found your blog :)
-Becky http://sugar-n-spicegals.com/