Loaded-Up Pretzel Cookies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
- 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 sweetened shredded coconut
- 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M's
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 295 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Jun 13, 2018
I was expecting more do to the positive reviews. The cookies came out fine but there was not a lot of flavor. I bake a lot of cookies and these are not as good I usually make.
Dec 8, 2017
Having a cookie exchange party tomorrow, so last night I halved the recipe and they came out great. No cookies ran, and they all looked and tasted great.Tonight I decided to make 1 & 1/2 times the recipe to make enough for every one to take home and sample. I Also decided to use 1/2 M & Ms and 1/2 chocolate chips. The first 4 trays came out good. The next 3 trays ran. I put the dough in the frig while waiting but they still ran. Not sure why. Still, in general I was pleased. Next time might just make it in small batches.
May 23, 2017
Great tasting cookie. Easy to make. I made them exactly as the recipe stated and brought them to work and they were gone in a second!! I highly recommend them to everyone.
May 20, 2017
The key to the fluffy cookie is use 1/2 butter and 1/2 butter flavored shortening all butter makes a hard flat cookie
Feb 10, 2017
Great cookies! Easy to make and delicious! I buy M&Ms on clearance after Easter and after Christmas and freeze them to use all year long in these cookies and in monster cookies. Everyone loves the combination of ingredients in these cookies. I usually just make them with my black handled cookie scoop from King Arthur Flour. Can't remember the size, but I'd say probably 3 Tablespoon size. I have made them in the 1/4 cup scoop size and they are great that way, too! But, I've had some complaints from customers that my cookies are too big and they just want half of one--can you imagine! LOL!
Feb 6, 2017
Hi Marissa,You could use rice cereal instead. That would make a nice addition.
Feb 5, 2017
Could u use something besides coconut
Dec 21, 2016
Great combination of flavors...a bit crispier than I like in a cookie though.
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.
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.
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