Barb's Crowd-Pleasing Cookies
Delicious chunky cookies that are easy to make and disappear in a snap! My long-time friend Barb brought them to our New Year's Eve party and they were the hands-down favorite of a huge buffet table. Cook's note: The pretzels should be about the size of the chocolate chips, not pulverized. You want to taste bits of pretzel as you munch. This is a crunchy cookie. I use a food processor and just pulse until the desired size is achieved.
- Ready In:
- 2 cups butter or 2 cups margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 12 ounces peanut butter chips
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 2 cups crushed pretzels
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips, peanuts and pretzels.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 - 13 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not over bake. Cool one minute on baking sheet. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.
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I just made these cookies for my quilt guild. Something I noticed from the picture was you used M and M's but not listed as one of ingredients. Crushing the pretzels was not as easy as one would think. I would use my rolling pin next time. Also I might omit the pretzels and add Butterfingers crushed candies which I did. All in all the cookies are delicious. I know they will be a big hit with friends and my grandchildren. Makes a big batch. Great for freezing.1Reply
Wow! These are great! I wanted to have a Packer sweet recipe for next tailgater so used m & m milk chocolates for the yellow, and m & m peanuts for the green which I quartered as they are big. This is a large recipe, I made a half batch and got 34 cookies. Baked mine in less than 11 minutes. I cut the pretzels to chip size--6 cuts per stick next time am going to cut a tad bigger--4 per stick. Thanks Jan for sharing.1Reply
Aptly named cookie! I made these in preparation for a Fall beer tasting party. I knew there would be a lot of pumpkin flavour going around so I thought something salty as well as sweet would pair well. To be honest, I was a little nervous about how these would turn out, but people went crazy over them and the plate was cleared far too early. Bake time for me was around 11-minutes. At 10 minutes, the bottoms were brown but the tops were wet. Upon cooling thoroughly, the 10-minute ones were great too. This will be a go-to recipe for parties for me. Thanks, Barb!1Reply