Sunday, May 27, 2012

chocolate chunk pretzel cookies

cookies with a salty twist
We were having a few friends over for beers on the deck and didn't have any snacks to put out so I thought I better bake something...but somehow chocolate chip cookies didn't quite fit with beer.  I scrounged around and realized I had some pretzels in the cupboard...but not quite enough to put out (you know, all the broken ones on the bottom!) - then it dawned on me - add them to the cookies.  Thus was born the chocolate chunk pretzel cookie.

what you need:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp golden corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup or so crushed pretzels
what to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.  
  2. Combine dry ingredients (except sugars) in a bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon to mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, mix sugars and butter with a wooden spoon until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, corn syrup and mix well.
  4. Roughly chop chocolate into large chunks.  
  5. Add dry ingredients to butter & sugar mixture, mix until batter is smooth.  Add pretzel and chocolate chunks.  
  6. Drop round dollops of batter onto cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.  
  7. Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire rack.  Enjoy!

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