I don't usually do a lot of baking, so when the mood strikes, I try to make something really decadent, and these cookies fit the bill. If you can imagine a chocolate covered pretzel, dipped in cookie dough batter, then baked to a golden brown, you can only imagine how good these cookies are!
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1-1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
12 oz bag Chocolate Chips (bittersweet, milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
1-1/2 cups Mini Pretzels or Pretzel Sticks, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, allowing about 1- 2 inches to drape over the ends of the sheet. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda an salt. In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat the butter and both sugars, until blended and creamy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, mixing on low speed.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the batter, then using a spoon, stir in the chocolate and pretzels.
Spread the batter evenly onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden. (The center will still be a bit gooey.) Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for 5 minutes, then carefully slide the cookie off of the pan and onto the wire rack. (Do this by lifting the edges of parchment paper at either end.) Slice into squares and serve. Store cookies in a sealed container for up to 1 week.