double white chocolate and pretzel peanut butter cookies

Have you ever had white chocolate melted into your cookie dough before?  Because I haven’t, and it was amazing.  I absolutely love the texture of these cookies – moist and chewy, but also almost crumbly.  I hope I’m using the right descriptive words.  Let me just say that these are genuinely delicious and a new favorite.  Another fabulous salty/sweet combo, sure to satisfy both cravings.  Make them nice and big, and then have two or three with lots of milk on a Sunday afternoon.  That’s what I just did, and I’m a happy, happy girl.

double white chocolate and pretzel peanut butter cookie

courtesy picky palate

yields 24 big cookies  (calorie estimate: 237 calories/cookie)

1 stick softened butter, 8 tablespoons

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup white chocolate chips, to melt

1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter (reserve 2 tablespoons to add to melting white chips)

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup broken pretzel pieces

1 cup additional white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Melt white chocolate chips and 2 Tablespoons peanut butter over a double boiler until melted.  Add melted chocolate chips  and remaining peanut butter to beaten butter and sugars.  Beat in egg and vanilla.

Place flour, baking soda and salt in bowl; mix to combine.  Add to wet ingredients until just combined then pour in pretzels and additional white chocolate chips.  With a cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.  With the palms of your hand, gently press down each cookie to about 1/2 inch in thickness.  (Optional: Sprinkle each cookie with a touch of sea salt.)   Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges become golden and slightly crisp.  Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before removing.


6 Responses to “double white chocolate and pretzel peanut butter cookies”

  1. 1 lookingforpemberley January 16, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Wow- those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. 2 Holly S. January 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

    These look delicious! I subscribed for your emails. I can’t wait to see all these yummy recipes in my inbox.

  3. 5 Joni January 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Made these today! I was sceptical about mixing in the warmed chocolate/peanut butter mixture with the butter and sugars. I worried that it would mess up the composition of the butter. But it totally worked. Not only are these cookies ridiculously good, they look even look like the photos that you posted!! This recipe goes on my new favorites list!! Thanks!!!

  4. 6 Christina February 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Oh man…these cookies look incredible! 🙂

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