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Chocolate Chip Toffee Pretzel Cookie Recipe

Updated on November 1, 2013
Chocolate chip, toffee, pretzel cookie recipe
Chocolate chip, toffee, pretzel cookie recipe | Source

Chocolate Chip Toffee Pretzel Cookies

There is something undeniably delicious about the combination of salty and sweet. Instead of creating some chocolate candy and pretzel snack mix, why not combine chocolate chips, toffee, and pretzels in these amazing cookies? This chocolate chip cookie recipe is far from ordinary - chewy in the middle, crisp on the edges, and chock full of yummieness, make these chocolate chip toffee pretzel cookies the next time you're craving dessert!

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Toffee Pretzel Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 3/4 sticks of butter (14 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup white/granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups, packed, of light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of toffee bits
  • 1 cup of pretzels, broken

Melting the butter instead of creaming it gives the cookies a denser, more toffee-like texture.

Instructions for Making the Cookies

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Combine the flour and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.

3. Place 10 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Do not use a non-stick skillet, if you can avoid it, because the dark, no-stick bottom can make it difficult to tell when the butter is browned and ready. Swirl the pan occasionally to agitate the butter and cook until it is golden brown and has a deep, nutty smell.

This butter is melted, but not quite ready yet. It should be just a little more golden brown.
This butter is melted, but not quite ready yet. It should be just a little more golden brown. | Source

4. While the butter is melting, prepare the other ingredients. First, measure out the sugars and set them aside. Next, measure the chocolate chips and toffee bits. Last, measure a cup of pretzels, remove them from the measuring cup, and break them into pieces. Pretzels are easy to break by hand, or you can place them in a plastic bag and crush them with the flat of your hand, a glass, meat tenderizer, or anything else convenient.

Ingredients at the ready.
Ingredients at the ready. | Source

5. Once the butter is ready, pour it from the pan into a heat-proof bowl. Use a spatula to scrape all the melted butter from the pan and add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter to the bowl. I use a Tovolo silicone spatula and it is simply amazing! It cleans every last bit out of a bowl. Whatever your weapon of choice, stir the butter until all of it is melted.

Keep stirring!
Keep stirring! | Source

6. After the butter is completely melted, add both sugars and whisk until thoroughly combined.


7. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly combined. Then, allow the dough to rest for three minutes and whisk again for about 30 seconds. The dough should visibly thicken and take on a glossy sheen. If it is not thick and shiny, let it rest again for an additional 3 minutes and whisk 30 more seconds.

The dough should be able to hold soft peaks.
The dough should be able to hold soft peaks. | Source

8. Carefully fold in the flour mixture. Make sure to combine it thoroughly, but do not over mix. Once again, a Tovolo spatula is the perfect tool! It really scrapes the sides and bottom, ensuring there are no surprise pockets of flour.


9. Carefully fold in the chocolate chips, toffee bits, and pretzels. Stir until just combined.

Try not to eat it all right now!
Try not to eat it all right now! | Source

10. Place heaping spoonfuls of dough about 2" apart on a cookie sheet. For cookies with a chewy center, keep the dough balls mounded. For an all around crispier, toffee-like cookie, flatten the dough balls a little.


11. Bake cookies, one tray at a time, until the edges are crispy but the centers still look slightly puffy and unfinished. This should take 10-12 minutes.

12. Allow cookies to cool slightly on the tray before placing them on a cookie rack to cool completely before serving. Or, at the very least, try to wait long enough you don't burn yourself. =)


What do you Think?

4 out of 5 stars from 16 ratings of Chocolate Chip Toffee Pretzel Cookies

The Best Cookies Ever

Ok, so maybe I'm a little biased since I created them, but I think these may be the most amazing cookies I've ever tasted. They have it all - literally. They are so tasty that, when I brought a plate of them to work, an office of four had polished off the entire batch before 5. That doesn't even happen with free doughnuts!

If you have any questions about the process, please just let me know. I'm more than happy to help you enjoy my creations!


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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thank you! =)

      I love cooking and creating and am so thankful for having the place to share my creations! I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by, commenting, and the votes.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Another tasty treat from you! Your clear instructions, handy step-by-step photos and delicious first+last photos make everyone including me want to try this recipe. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for the pin! I'm sure everyone will love them. I gave some of the batter to one of my coworkers and he was telling me today all about how much he'd enjoyed making more of them at home! He scooped them off the tray hot with a spoon and dipped them in milk. Evidently it was an enjoyable experience.

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      Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

      Oh boy do these look awesome. Pinned for later baking. Love the salty and sweet and I know they will be a hit with my family too.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Sorry - I didn't see you up there vespawoolf and faythef! I agree that sweat and salty is amazing! Some people don't enjoy a sweat and salty combination, but I think it is the best.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks, to both of you. Yes, the pretzels were kind of a random addition, but they made the cookies awesome!

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      Nira Perkins 5 years ago

      These look so amazing. I never would have thought to use pretzels.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the sound of these cookies, Natasha! Thanks for sharing your creative recipe. I'm looking forward to trying it!

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      I love chocolate and salty together, those will just hit the spot for me...thank you for the recipe...YUM

      Voting up

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Oh my goodness, I knew I had to pay you a visit when I saw the name of these cookies. Sweet/salty is my absolute favorite flavor combination and these looks fabulous. I can't wait to try them. Voted up and shared!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      The pretzels are such an unexpected and fantastic addition! Just make sure not to add salt to the cookies and use unsalted butter or you may end up with salt cookies.

      Thanks for the votes and sharing, Suzie HQ, as well as the complements!

      I'd never had a cookie with pretzels in it, either, before I made these! I'm thrilled with the results.

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      CZCZCZ 5 years ago from Oregon

      Wow, those look awesome. Never tried putting pretzel in a cookie before, want to give it a try the next time we make a batch of Chocolate Chip cookies.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Natasha,

      These cookies look ultra delicious! Definitely a winner for me - great clear photos to go with easy to follow steps - all the ingredients for a fabulous recipe! You had me with chocolate then it just got better!! Thanks Natasha, voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I have never had cookies with pretzels in them before, but I'm intrigued now! I love salty-sweet desserts and want to give this a try sometime.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Excellent! Thanks for stopping by, jellygator.

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      jellygator 5 years ago from USA

      Ohh, can't wait to make these!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      They are, savingkathy! I hope you have the chance to try them soon.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I hope you love it as much as I do torrilynn!

      Thanks, Just Ask Susan. I am so excited!

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mmm. These look good!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These cookies sound so good! Congrats on the 100K views.

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      Thanks for this recipe.

      I love anything that has chocolate

      And i especially love cookies. Thanks for

      Putting a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie. Thanks again. Voted up.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Popcorn is one of my favorite food groups!

      Thank you so much for the sharing and pinning and the thanks! I hit 100k views and 500 followers on the same day. Wow!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      These are crazy good sweet & sour & am addicted to the popcorn @ the moment:) Lots of votes & will def tweet & pin..cheers

      Ps congrats on the big 100.. Well done!!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Man, it was so difficult to write this hub without running out the store! Thanks for stopping by, Pavlo.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      I wanted to eat it even before I came to the end of the hub:-)

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks, Mhatter99, DDE, and carol7777! These were great comments to wake up to! They are so amazingly tasty - I hope you all get the chance to try them soon.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      These look to die for. It is early in the morning and I almost reached through the computer for a bite. Voting up and pinning.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have to try this recipe it is so easy and the ingredients must make give it such a lovely taste.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. The idea alone makes my mouth water.


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