Nutty browned butter and salty pretzel crumbs take the classic chocolate chip cookie to another level. Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate sweet and salty cookie!
So how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Are we done with them yet? I mean, we’re almost three weeks into January – I think that’s enough. Or at the very least, can we take a break? Yes? Glad we’re on the same page. Because I need some cookies. I haven’t made any allllll year. That’s way too long. So without further ado, I present the first cookie for 2014 – pretzel chocolate chip cookies! Yep, they are as good as they sound. And as if the sweet and salty combo isn’t enough, these are also made with browned butter! Definitely resolution-breaking-worthy.
I professed my love for browned butter here and here. It is so nutty and rich – it adds the best flavor to cookies! When I first made this brown butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, it instantly became one of my favorites. The cookies I have for you today are a delicious twist on that classic “perfect” cookie.
A cup and a half of salty crunchy pretzels are crushed and then stirred in this dough in place of some of the flour. The resulting cookie has an amazing salty flavor that pairs so well with the brown sugar and, of course, with the chocolate! It is the ultimate sweet and salty flavor combo. And really, what is better than sweet and salty together? Not much, in my opinion.
Another reason why I love this recipe is that there is no dough chilling required. After the brown butter is cooled, you just mix together all of the ingredients, bake for about 8 minutes, and then you have warm, melty, gooey chocolate chip cookies! Instant gratification. I’m really sorry about this, but all those New Year’s resolutions do not stand a chance around these cookies. Unless of course, your resolution was to eat more cookies!
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