Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Chocolate-Chip Pretzel Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 (12-oz.) packages semisweet chocolate morsels
2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel sticks
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, beating until blended.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Beat in morsels and pretzel sticks just until combined.
(See the pretzels in the dough?)
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets.
3. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks, and cool completely (about 15 minutes).
(Closeup of cookie with the yummy twist of pretzels... great flavor)