Double White Chocolate and Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies…with Sea Salt

Not sure what my infatuation is with peanut butter cookies lately, can NOT get enough. This recipe was inspired by another little jar of famous peanut butter from Spread Restaurant called….White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter. Needless to say I ate the whole jar with nothing but a spoon in a few short days. After it was gone I knew I had to create a cookie with the same flavors.

Here you have my newest love….Double White Chocolate and Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies with Sea Salt. Don’t try to say that 3 times fast 🙂  Enjoy!

Here’s your line up.

Break out a small saucepan full of lightly boiling water and place a heat proof bowl over it. Add your white chips and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and melt until smooth. This will be added to your dough, mmmm!

Here’s my secret ingredient….McCormick Gourmet Sicilian Sea Salt sprinkled on top of each cookie before baking. Brace your taste buds for that sweet and salty combo, it’s incredible here!

Take your pretty pretzels and crush them into pieces. The kids will love to help with this 🙂

So, you’ve added your white chocolate and creamy peanut butter to the dough, now you add your dry ingredients along with the white chips and pretzels pieces. Give her a good mix!

You’ll get something like this.

Scoop onto your favorite silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and press down to about 1/2 inch thick. This way they bake better.

Mmmmm, sprinkle on a touch of McCormick Gourmet Sicilian Sea Salt.

Mmmm 🙂

Ta’da! These are right up there in my top 5 cookies. Love them to pieces! Hope you enjoy.

Double White Chocolate and Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies...with Sea Salt

Peanut butter cookies with pretzels and white chocolate are a satisfying salty-sweet combo!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 36
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • cookie sheet
  • cookie scoop
  • Large Bowl
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup broken pretzel pieces
  • 1 cup additional white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place butter, sugar and brown sugar into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beating until well combined, a good 1-2 minutes.
  • Place white chips and peanut butter over the bowl of a double broiler and heat until creamy and smooth. Add melted mixture to bowl of butter/sugar mixture, stirring to combine. Add egg and vanilla, stirring until combined.
  • Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt, pretzel pieces and white chocolate chips, stir until dough forms. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, placing cookies 1 inch apart from each other. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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100 Responses
  1. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds

    Oh my goodness, these are to die for!!! They’re really sweet, but also well-balanced with the pretzels and sea salt. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  2. Justin

    These sound amazing, and I’ll be making them soon.

    However, I’m also interested in your Pretzel M&M Brownie Bark recipe (which you mention in this article as being on Smithfield.com, but they don’t have it).

    Can you please post (or reply via email) with a link to that recipe?

    Thanks.

  3. Carolyn

    I would like to make these cookies but need clarification if “1 stick softened butter, 8 tablespoons” means 2 sticks butter or just 1 stick which is same as 8 tablespoons. Can’t wait to get these made!

  4. Michael

    I really want to love these! I have tried them twice and both times the dough ends up really crumbly. Any suggestions? (btw, LOVED the chocolate chip cookie with brownie inside!!!!)

    1. Jenny

      Hi Michael, depending on where you live, I have had a few others with this problem. I would try adding a few extra tablespoons of butter during the creaming step. Hope this helps!!

  5. Chris

    I had been dying to try these cookies! I make them for a party yesterday and they were a huge hit! Delicious cookie!!

  6. Kiri

    Is it real peanut butter you’re using or does it have icing sugar mixed in? If it’s real peanut butter, how much sugar would to suggest to take out of the recipe if the mixed one is all thats available?

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  8. Alexis

    Made these yesterday. They were fantastic!!! Having to eat gluten free, I used a gluten free all-purpose flour and gluten free pretzels. I topped each one with a square of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate when they came out of the oven. Amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Suzanne

    I found this on Pinterest, and made them today. I made a double batch, anticipating how good they would be. The double batch was almost more than my new KitchenAid Pro mixer could handle! 🙂 I kept thinking the dough was a little dry, but the cookies were turning out okay (a bit dry, but still tasty). About 2/3 of the way through the batter, I decided to throw caution to the window and added a splash of milk. PERFECT dough after that, and then my cookies started looking like the pictures here. And oh, they just taste SO good!

  10. Jillian

    WOW. I think this is a combination of all of my favorite things! I can’t wait to try this recipe! And I need to get a jar of that white chocolate pretzel peanut butter! I NEED to!

  11. NAomi(onefitfoodie)

    omg these look so amazing!! i want to make them for a family event that I am having but have to make them a week in advance…do you think they would freeze well or not great because of hte pretzel pieces? Would you recommend any of your other cookie recipes that freeze well. Thank you so much!!

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  13. Kathie

    I made this recipe a few days ago to bring for a week away at a cabin. They were a huge hit with everyone. Thanks so much for sharing your great recipes and photos!

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