Oh my that’s a mouthful of a name for a cookie! Lets talk pretzels for a second, more specifically dark chocolate covered pretzels. Have you tried the Dark Chocolate Pretzel Thins from Trader Joes?
I discovered these beauties about a year ago, and after 2 days the bag was gone! I knew that I must never be left alone with these again. Then in a moment of weakness I bought another bag last week, I opened them ate 2 and immediately knew I must get them out of the house! And so these cookies ensued! Really, is there any better combination than peanut butter, dark chocolate and salty pretzels?? I seriously hope your answer was NO, if it wasn’t, I question your judgement (Im just saying)!
If you do not have a Trader Joes near you (I would consider moving..just kidding..sort of). I have seen dark chocolate pretzel thins at the grocery store, Target, Whole Foods so they shouldn’t be hard to find.
These cookies were boxed up and taken to friends across the South Bay this morning. They were a hit and one friend already asked me to make her another batch. I figured it was worth sharing with you but be forewarned, you cant eat just 1!
1 1/4cup flour + 2 tablespoons
1 cup Oatmeal (ground in food processor)
1 ½ cup Oatmeal
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp cornstarch
½ tsp salt
½ cup peanut butter (I used creamy & natural if you don’t use the cookie butter increase to 3/4cup)
¼ cup cookie butter (I use Trader Joes but Biscoff spread is the same thing)
2 sticks butter (softened to room temp)
¾ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 heaping tsp vanilla paste (if using extract use 2 tsp)
6oz chopped dark chocolate covered pretzels (I use Trader Joes)
½ cup miniature semi sweet chocolate chips
Fleur de sel (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
In a food processor grind 1 cup of oats. Mix ground oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, salt in a small bowl and whisk to mix ingredients
In bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment cream the butter, peanut butter, cookie butter (if using), brown sugar and sugar until creamy (about 4-6 minutes). Add vanilla paste and 1 egg until incorporated, add 2nd egg and mix until incorporated. Slowly add flour mixture until blended. Add oats and mix until blended. Add crushed pretzels and chocolate chips and mix until blended
On parchment lined cookie sheet, drop by rounded tablespoon and sprinkle with fleur de sel if using
Bake 10-11 minutes, cookies should be soft still. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute and move to cooling rack to cool completely