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