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
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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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No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 258442
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2016

"Great combination of flavors...a bit crispier than I like in a cookie though."

sparkplug9902 User ID: 1269769 256370
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"These are delicious. I don't like coconut, so I replaced it with 1 cup butterscotch chips and another 1/2 cup of pretzels. The sweet/salty combination is really good."

18grands User ID: 8681935 248717
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."

felsladt User ID: 6046518 247493
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"Added pecans. Soooo good!"

LeslieH User ID: 191346 246312
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."

Spartygram User ID: 8819545 246195
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!"

dkerry User ID: 1138055 242871
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!"

williams64 User ID: 7395311 241839
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"these cookies are awesome !!!! I made them the first time for an event at church ,and they disappeared pretty quickly !!"

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 228084
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"Hubby LOVED these! They're great. Use whatever chips/candy you have on hand. You can't go wrong with this recipe, especially if you enjoy a crispy cookie. Myself, I prefer a chewy cookie; however, these are fantastic!"

cdoor User ID: 5573205 199172
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"I made these to try for an upcoming cookie exchange. I consider myself a good baker. I usually don't get excited about cookies, but I have to say, these are one of the best cookies I've tasted. Just follow the recipe, and they will turn out amazing. Very unique tastes. As with any butter cookie based recipe, make sure your butter and sugars are creamed well., and chill dough prior to baking."

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