Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

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Oh cookies, I did it again. Yup, I sure did. This time when I received my box of goodies from H-E-B for their Primo Picks, I got a bunch of things, some fun sparkling water, a great seasoning rub and even an artichoke spread and a pre-made cake mix. I decided to go with the gluten free pretzels from Gratify.  First of all, I taste tested the little suckers and I was surprised that they actually tasted…exactly like regular pretzels. Funny huh? I’m usually not one for all the gluten-free products but these actually stood up to the taste test. I decided to satisfy my sweet and salty tooth with some Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies! I only wanted a few cookies though, so I found this great recipe for only a dozen cookies on Dessert for Two. After much research and consulting with my Granny, I found out that basically if you want cookies that are chewy and delicious and not too cakey, you gotta use a little shortening. If anyone has a great recipe that achieves chewy deliciousness without the shortening, please do let me know :). In the meantime, I thought that this recipe really hit the spot! I switched a few things, and of course, added pretzels!

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For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup broken Gratify pretzel pieces


*This recipe is adapted from Dessert For Two.

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Begin by creaming the butter, shortening and sugar together. Next add the egg. Whip until just combined. Next add the dry ingredients one half at a time. Whip until just combined. Try not to over mix.

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Next, fold in the chocolate chips and pretzel pieces.

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Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

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Spoon into golf ball sized scoops and place onto a greased pan or silicon baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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And that’s it! A super simple recipe, just add your own twist. What are your favorite cookie add-ins? Salty? More sweet? M&M’s? Peanut Butter?
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This post was sponsored by H-E-B and I received free products in exchange for this post. But no worries y’all, opinions are all my own. It wouldn’t be cool if posted about things that didn’t taste delicious on this blog.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies from Pinch of Yum

I made these tempting little morsels. And I don’t even like chocolate that much. But once this recipe showed up in my inbox, I knew they would be perfect for my dear friend Meredith Cranch’s Birthday! I mean, just look at them?

I don’t bake often. But for Meredith Cranch, I bake.

This recipe and photos are from Lindsay of Pinch of Yum. She’s one of my favorite bloggers and always coming up with the best recipes. I have to admit, I didnt take pictures of my batch. Mainly because I decided to take on this project late on a Sunday evening and these took, what seemed forever, to finish baking. They are worth every minute though. These chocolate chip cookie brownies are super rich, dense and chocolatey. Dig in!