Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies

These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe. | platingsandpairings.com

These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe.

These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe. | platingsandpairings.com

These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe. | platingsandpairings.comAnd just like that, poof – Thanksgiving is over. Goodbye pumpkin recipes. It’s time to make room for the Christmas cookies.

Let’s focus on those baking recipes that bring holiday cheer. This year, I’m thinking up fun and unexpected combinations that bring a little something new to the table. Take these Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies for example. It’s a bit of a riff on the traditional chocolate cookies… I never really cared too much for chocolate anyways. I’m the kind of person that would take blondies over brownies 100% of the time.

These cookies are throwing one of my favorite combinations of sweet and salty right in your face with butterscotch chips and salty pretzels. They also solve that age old dilemma of whether crunchy or chewy cookies rule the world. In this case, you can have a chewy cookie, with crunchy bits of pretzel running through it. Win-Win. And then, win some more just because these cookies are just so darn delicious!

These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe. | platingsandpairings.com

Set some of these cookies out for Santa at Christmastime and he just may reward you with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé. On second thought – Make that a magnum.

The ingredients are simple – It’s pretty much your standard chocolate chip recipe, but we’re throwing in some crushed up pretzels and butterscotch chips into the dough. Bonus, if you’ve got a half eaten bag of pretzels on hand, those broken little bits in the bottom of the bag exactly what you need for this recipe. Otherwise, if your pretzels are pristine, put them in a Ziploc baggie and smash them with a rolling pin – It’s a good way to relieve that holiday stress.

And, to keep things local this holiday season – I’m using one of my favorite local products: Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached White Flour is freshly milled right here in Oregon. It is not enriched with any additives and it’s the same high protein flour used by professional bakers. Bonus: It just so happens to produce fabulously light and airy baked goods.

I guarantee you that these Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies will be the hit of any holiday party that you’re going to this year. And the year after that, on repeat.

These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe. | platingsandpairings.com

Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie that you enjoy making year after year? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe. | platingsandpairings.com

Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 3 Dozen
Author: Platings & Pairings
These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached White Flour
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 1 tsp . salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp . vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pretzels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, until combined. Gradually add in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in butterscotch chips and pretzels by hand.
  3. Spoon rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.

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These Pretzel & Butterscotch Chip Cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and amazingly delicious! Give your everyday cookies an exciting twist with this fun recipe. | platingsandpairings.com

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9 comments

  1. Celeste | The Whole Serving

    I love the salty sweet combo. When I was in college my roommate and I would eat sweet cookies with potato chips for a salty sweet fix. These look delicious, have to give a try soon.

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    1. Erin

      Sweet and salty gets me every time!

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  2. Heather Kinnaird

    oh how I love a sweet and salty cookie, and I LOVE butterscotch. adding these to our growing cookie list

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  3. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    I’ve never thought of pretzels as a cookie ingredient, but this has me sold! Yum!

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  4. laura@motherwouldknow

    You had me at sweet and salty. I can’t think of a better combination, especially with butterscotch as the sweet “plate” for the pretzels:)

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Laura- It’s one of my favorite combinations as well!

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  5. Jenni

    Butterscotch and pretzels should ALWAYS go together. Seriously. I wouldn’t have thought cookies with those ingredients and would have likely made candy. I love that you combined them in a fresh and delightful way!

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  6. Pech

    oo, I love this idea in having soft and crispy and chocolate with a touch of saltiness with the pretzel but also sweet with the butterscotch – sounds like all win!

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  7. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    Ooh Erin these look soooo yummy! Love the sweet and salty crunch combo. That’s my favorite Bob’s Red Mill Flour, too!

    Reply

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