Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Pretzel Cookies


I was having a major cookie craving, one that was sweet and salty, soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. My creation was this, my favourite cookie batter base chock-full of milk chocolate chips, mini Reeses’ pieces, peanut butter chips and pretzels. These are awesome!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons of hot water
  • 1  1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pretzels
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup of Reeses’ mini pieces for baking



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream butter and sugars together until light and creamy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and combine well.
  4. Combine the baking soda with the hot water and add the liquid to the cookie batter and combine.
  5. Add the kosher salt to the flour and whisk to combine, then add to the mixer combining well.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips, pretzels, peanut butter chips and Reeses’ mini pieces.
  7. Using a medium OXO scoop (1 1/2 tablespoon capacity) or spoons drop dough onto the baking sheet, and flatten into a 2″ round using a fork.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden . . . *Note: every oven bakes differently so keep and eye on yours to determine the optimal baking time.
  9. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe yielded 26 cookies (using a 1/2 TBSP capacity medium cookie scoop).


2 Comments Add yours

  1. kristenskitchencreations says:

    Yum! Sounds like a great combination of sweet and salty! I’ll definitely give these a try 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kara Heald says:

      Thank you Kristen!

      Liked by 1 person

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