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 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure 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 equals 295 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"I have made these several times, they seem dry, so yesterday I used less flour, less M&M's, less coconuts and put them in a jelly roll pan to bake, watched them closely, not to over bake, still not pleased HELP ???any suggestions"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Every time I make these, they disappear quickly. I have friends that say they don?t like coconut, but they love these cookies."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"A very tasty cookie. I loved the salty pretzels. I did adjust just a bit. I added a bit more flour after reading the other reviews. Almost 3 cups total. And I reduced the sugars as I don't like super sweet. I used 2/3 cup of each of the sugars. They turned out perfect and my 3 year old twins and I loved them."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"These are insane cookies! Seems to need the extra flour which others recommended. The dough was just to die for, so yummy, the cookie a bit less but probably because the pretzels weren't crunchy anymore! But, still amazing."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"This is one of the best cookie recipes I have ever tried! These cookies are rich, which makes eating just one a possibility."

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