Published on December 6th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain1
Christmas Cookies – Caramel Pretzel Cookies
While I love chocolate, I strive to find cookies that are different.
Chocolate is divine, but cookie after cookie just gets boring with one flavor.
Since so many of my friends (and ME!) love sea salt caramel flavors, these caramel pretzel cookies with those flavors are a treat!
I decided to include these little caramel bits with pretzels.
The creamy and the crunchy.
The sweet and the salty.
These whip up in a few minutes.
You will need -
1 cup softened butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups of small pretzels (I used the square butter ones.)
1 bag caramel baking bits
In mixing bowl, cream the sugars and butter, add the eggs and vanilla. Add in the soda and salt, then add the flour. Once well mixed, add in the pretzels and mix up. (This breaks them up pretty well.) Then add the caramel bits.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 30 cookies.
Shape them into flattened balls and bake.
These cookies are so good. They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, bits of caramel and the lightly salted taste play off each other, while you get crunch from the pretzels.