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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 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 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!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

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

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!"

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."

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"

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