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Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies topped with pretzel

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with salty pretzels in the dough, and on top!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chips, cookies, pretzel
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 200 kcal
Author camila


  • 10  tablespoons  unsalted butter room temperature 141 grams, 5 oz
  • 3/4  cup  brown sugar  150 grams, 5.29 oz
  • 1/4  cup  white sugar  50 grams, 1.76 oz
  • egg
  • yolk
  • teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour  10 oz, 283 grams
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoons  salt
  • cup  chocolate chips
  • 1 scant cup chopped pretzels 63 grams
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Add butter to the bowl of an electric mixer. Cream for 1 minute.
  2. Add brown sugar and white sugar. Cream for another 2 minutes until light in color and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and yolk to the mixer.
  4. Cream until incorporated. Add vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Mix with a spatula or on the lowest setting to incorporate the flour.
  6. Finally, add the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pretzels, and stir to combine.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to form cookie dough balls. I made 1.25 oz cookies and obtained about 30 cookies. The baked cookies had about 3 inches in diameter.
  8. You can roll them between your hands to obtain a smooth ball.
  9. Top each cookie with a mini pretzel twist, and press it down to make the pretzel stick on the cookie.
  10. Place cookies on a baking sheet and put it in the freezer or fridge.
  11. Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes before baking. Or put them in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking.
  12. If you don’t want to bake all cookies at once, place them in the freezer, once they are solid, after about 2 hours, transfer them to a zip loc bag, and keep it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  13. You can also keep the cookies in the fridge for a couple of days before baking, make sure to cover them.

To bake

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 Fº.
  2. You don’t need to thaw any frozen cookies before baking. Bake them straight from the fridge or freezer.
  3. Arrange cookies on a baking tray, about 3 inches apart. Bake cookies for 18-20 minutes. The outside of the cookie should be light golden. As a rule of thumb, remove the cookies a couple of minutes before they actually look baked. If cookies look baked in the oven, they will be dry and over baked as they cool down.
  4. Let the cookies cool down for at least 10 minutes.


  1. Store any baked cookies for up to 3 days in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add any nuts, other chips (white chocolate, m&m’s) to the batter. You can also omit the butterscotch chips and add more chocolate chips instead.

Nutrition Facts
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 200
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.