Loaded-Up Pretzel Cookies Recipe
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Loaded-Up Pretzel Cookies Recipe

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Coconut, M&M’s and salty, crunchy pretzels make these loaded cookies unlike any you’ve ever tasted—or resisted. — Jackie Ruckwardt, Cottage Grove, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels, broken
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 295 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls; place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To make smaller cookies, shape rounded tablespoons of dough into balls. Bake as directed.
Originally published as Loaded-Up Pretzel Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 2013

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Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"This is a great recipe. I wasn't sure if the "2 c. pretzels, broken" meant 2 cups pretzels 'before' they were broken or 2 cups broken pretzels so made them both ways - both turned out well but the first way were a little flatter. I used a medium Pampered Chef cookie scoop and got 4 1/2 dz. delicious cookies."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"Added pecans. Soooo good!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

"A very tasty cookie. I too found that they did spread out flatter than I thought they would. If you like a crisp cookie these are for you."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Perhaps my expectations for this cookie were too high after reading all the positive reviews. I didn't overbake them but they were rock hard nonetheless. In fact they were so hard I couldn't taste any of the added goodies - pretzels, coconut or M&M's. If I make them again, I'll use less flour and more coconut and pretzels - and perhaps use mini chocolate chips instead of M&Ms. A huge disappointment!"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Every single time I make these cookies they disappear! The best cookie ever, hands down! Any function that I go to , these are the cookies everybody asks me to make. I love to make them with "seasonal" M&M's. My only adjustment is to make them smaller....more to go around!"

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