Monday, April 12, 2010

Peanut Butter Pretzel Sugar Cookies with Two-Tone Chocolate Drizzle

Whew! That is a mouthful...but, at least after a bite of these, it will be a happy mouthful! The lovely Leslie, aka, The Hungry Housewife started this insanity. Only some minor tweaking ensued. They are sweet and salty, crunchy and tender, chocolate and peanut butter. It is basically a party for your mouth. For convenience and speed sake, I also used a sugar cookie mix. You could of course substitute your favorite sugar cookie recipe, but really, why wait any longer than necessary to put these in your belly.

  • 1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, 17.5 ounce pouch
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups pretzels, broken into little bits
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp shortening, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together cookie mix, butter, egg, and peanut butter until smooth. Using a small cookie scoop, roll into 1" diameter balls. Roll the cookie dough balls in broken pretzel pieces until well coated. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned on edges. Remove from oven and do not try to take off of baking sheet until cooled. They will fall apart if you do. Trust me, and the several cookies I had to eat straight away because of that. Once all cooked and cooled, melt your chocolate chips with 1/2 tsp shortening in microwave. Start with 30 seconds, stir, and continue in 10 second intervals until smooth. Pour into a small sandwich baggie, making a small snip in the corner and quickly drizzle over all cookies. Repeat same process with white chocolate chips. Allow chocolate to set up...if you can't wait, throw them in the fridge or freezer for a few, then ENJOY!!!

This post is linked at:
Tidy Mom's I'm Lovin' It
Mommy's Kitchen Sunday Potluck
Baking and Creating with Avril
Frou Frou Decor
Eat at Home


  1. Oh my gosh! These look like something I'd love! Can't wait to try these!

  2. These look and sound simply delightful!! I am bookmarking this page to come back during the summer for a fun cooking day with the kids.

    Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Wow, these sound delish! I'll have to bookmark this.

  4. Oh my HEAVENS!!! My favorite combination--sweet and salty!!! I am totally bookmarking this, to make later! YUM. Thanks for a great recipe (and easy!)

    I found your blog from TidyMom...can't wait to peek around here a little bit more! Thanks for letting me stop by!

  5. Ohhhhh BABY!!! Deliciously beautiful cookies you have here! Thanks so much for linking up to my blog with this recipe! :-)

  6. I found this link from "Baking with Avril"


  7. Wow! These look heavenly!