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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.

My Pretzel M&M Brownie Bark recipe is posted today on, do make sure you come take a peek!!

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

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

1. 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.

2. 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. 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.

3 dozen cookies


*Disclaimer: I am part of the McCormick Real Gourmet Blogger Program and am being
compensated however the thoughts and recipe are my very own.

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  1. 1
    holly says:

    OH MY GOSH!!!! These sound completely amazing-printing:)

  2. 2
    Amanda says:

    Oh my goodness, these sound incredible! Can’t wait to give these a try. That white chocolate pretzel spread is my favorite! 🙂

  3. 3

    Well, these just about made me drool – I LOVE sweet and salty together.
    This is on my “must try asap” list.

  4. 4

    You definitely know the way to my heart – sweet and salty!!

  5. 5

    OMG, so many great ingredients! I’d use dark or milk chocolate and love these!

  6. 6

    Love the sweet and salty combo! Looks delicious 🙂

  7. 7
    Michelle says:

    Okayyyy, This sounds so Delish!!!!! I am going to make this bad Mamma Jammas ASAP!!!!!! YuM, Thanks for sharing another FABULOUS must make now recipe!!!!!!!! Thank ya Thank Ya!!!!

    Michelle Torres
    [email protected]

  8. 8

    Jenny, I love all of the flavors in these sweet and salty cookies! xo

  9. 9

    Jenny, you totally outdid yourself…these sound so decadent!!!

  10. 10

    Well pretzels and peanut butter is one of the best snacks there is…so genius to put them in a cookie with some white chocolate…! Also, we MUST get to this spread place!

  11. 11
    Lisa says:

    Oh I love the addition of pretzels, what a great idea!

  12. 12
    brandy says:

    I am drooling, I absolutely love sweet and salty combos and I cannot wait to try this out!!!

  13. 13

    I love love love the combo of peanut butter and pretzels. The cookies you make are unreal!

    must try these 🙂

  14. 14
    Wenderly says:

    These look so scrumdillyicous! WOW! And the photos are beautiful!

  15. 15
    Cindy says:

    Had cookies on the mind when I woke up this morning….now I know what I’ll be making! These sound amazing!

  16. 16
    Christi says:

    Those look amazing and combine some of my favorite ingredients! And I am such a fan of your liberal use of salt, I truly think it takes baked goods to that next level.

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  18. 18
    Fallon says:

    Delicious!! Pretzels go so well in sweets. I’m going to try this recipe using dark chocolate chips.

  19. 19
    Amanda says:

    Oh yes, I will be making these tonight! Thanks! Were you inspired by Spread’s white chocolate pretzel peanut butter? I got my order in yesterday and armed with a spoon, fought off my husband and daughter while I sampled every single one of them! Yikes. Too good to describe appropriately!! They came in black boxes with hot pink paper like I was opening sexy lingerie!! Among my 10 jars was the delicious white chocolate infused with pretzel peanut butter, which was my favorite and the white chocolate peanut butter cup, and the butterscotch…oh boy, I am in trouble!

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    Yet another recipe that goes straight to my heart! I’m in love with the sweet and salty combination, pretty much can’t get enough of yogurt or chocolate covered pretzels! I basically have to argue with myself to keep from eating entire bags of them. YUM! I’ll be putting this right at the top of my to-do list!

  22. 22
    Stacey W. says:

    There are NO WORDS! 🙂

  23. 23

    Sweet and salty is the perfect combo! And I tried to replicate that peanut butter because it looked SO good! I added coconut to it, and it was amazing! Those cookies look so delicious. I can taste them through the computer =] haha

  24. 24
    Sasha says:

    I cannot wait to try these! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

  25. 25
    lauren says:

    hi. just wanted to make sure – are there 2 sticks of butter? (or are you just telling us that 1 stick is 8 tablespoons?) thanks!

  26. 26

    Oh the sweet and salty combo wins me over every time! Bookmarked!!

  27. 27
    Kerstin says:

    Yum, I love pretzels in cookies and the PB sweet/salty combo sounds amazing, I can see why these make your top 10!

  28. 28
    EatLiveRun says:

    love love love sea salt on my baked goods! 🙂

  29. 29

    I can see myself eating these by the dozen…they sound delicious.

  30. 30
    Craftyshe says:

    These look so good ,but I can’t eat peanut butter 🙁

    • 30.1
      Shiloh says:

      Can you try it with almond butter?

      • 30.1.1
        Jenny says:

        To be honest Shiloh, I am not sure how almond butter would turn out. Doesn’t hurt to try!! Let us know how it turns out if you give it a go!

  31. 31

    MMmmmmm…. Pretty sure I’m gonna love these! Thanks!

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    Maria says:

    LOVE these! Eat one for me:)

  34. 34
    Christina says:

    Mmmm I love sweet and salty treats. Bookmarking these for later. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  35. 35
    dr.fine says:

    If these taste 1/2 as good as these look they will be amazing! Can’t wait to try them.

  36. 36
    Molly Carter says:

    Wish I had one (or 5) right now!!!

  37. 37
    Kyndal says:

    I made these today… I was not disapointed!!! Soo yummy. Love the salt and sweet combo!! Yummmy

  38. 38
    Sharlene says:

    Mmm love the sweet and salty combination!

  39. 39
    Melinda says:

    We tried these tonight and they were a hit! Everybody in our family loved the salty sweet goodness. We will definitely be making these again.

  40. 40
    Diane says:

    sweetand salty is a winner every time with me

  41. 41

    OhmyGAWWWD, how do you just not EAT all that cookie dough!? Looks out. of. this WORLD.

  42. 42

    Um. Why do you do this to me? You make so many amazing cookie recipes! I’m at an impasse…I can’t decide which ones I want to make the most, then you come out with new ones like these! I’ll certainly never run out of yummy cookies, that’s for sure! Thanks!

  43. 43
    Gaby says:

    the sea salt on top is the perfect touch!! Love the salty and sweet flavor combos!

  44. 44
    Michelle F says:

    This post and seeing Spread on “Best Thing I Ever Ate” on Food Network convinced me to order 4 things of Peanut Butter, and I can’t wait to make these cookies!!

  45. 45
    doughmesstic says:

    Look SO yummy! Very clever, lady.

  46. 46
    Tracy says:

    I just love the sweet and salty combo – these look divine!

  47. 47
    Fuji Mama says:

    HOLY COW, MUST HAVE NOW! Like my little rhyme? Didn’t even intend to write one, but realized after the fact that I did. So impressed with myself. 😉 These look amazing!

  48. 48
    Kelli says:

    You have just made the perfect cookie for my family. It has everything they love and now I know just what treat I’ll be making for Valentine’s Day. So lovely!

  49. 49
    Amelia says:

    Um, these are totally ridic. Can’t wait to make em.

  50. 50
    Beth D. says:

    Made these tonight…absolutely incredible!! Thanks for an awesome recipe…like you said…top 5 cookie of all time for me too!

  51. 51
    Monica says:

    These were deeeelicious! Everyone loved them! Thanks for a great cookie recipe!

  52. 52
    Kris says:

    I tried these but they didn’t turn out quite like yours. They didn’t seem to stick together. Did I add too may pretzels or chips? Would love to try them again but need some advice as to what I may have done wrong. They fell apart easily:(

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  54. 54
    Jessica says:

    Made them this afternoon! Love the white chocolate and peanut butter combination! Thanks for another tasty recipe.

  55. 55
    Robin says:

    Oh my! White chocolate and peanut butter…one of my favorite combinations! They look amazing!

  56. 56

    I made these today and they are super delicious! I put semi sweet chips in instead of the white at the end! I blogged about them over at my blog Little Green Jar. I linked your site and told everyone to come on over and check out all your amazing Recipes! Thanks!!

  57. 57
    Jenn says:

    Oh my goodness – these sound AMAZING!! I can not wait to make these – love the sweet & salty combo. Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine’s day!

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    Crystal says:

    These were SO good and easy! My girls & I made them for teacher gifts for Valentine’s Day.

  60. 60

    Love these, Jenny. Salty and sweet is so addicting, and the pictures are beautiful.

  61. 61
    Shaina says:

    This is right up my husband’s alley. He loves pretzels and peanut butter together.

  62. 62

    These sound awesome! I love the sweet/salty combo, and peanut butter of course! 🙂

  63. 63

    White chocolate, salty pretzels and peanut butter? Jenny, you’re singing my song!

  64. 64
    Angela says:

    I made these for my coworkers and my family wouldn’t stop eating them before they could get to school. I substituted Butterscotch chips instead of white chocolate. Delicious! Generous on the sea salt sprinkling. Yum! Thanks!!!

  65. 65

    Well, I did say these were on my “must try asap” list…
    I went ahead and made them – even remembered to take a photo!
    They do not look anywhere near as good as yours but they sure taste awesome!

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  67. 67
    Rhea says:

    Seriously…you are an evil evil woman.

  68. 68
    Kristina says:

    I made these to take to some friends I hadn’t seen in awhile. They were a huge (HUGE!) hit! Sweet and salty perfection. I’m still receiving compliments. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. 70

    Those cookies look amazing. The name sure is a mouthful though!

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    I made these last night using my new Whoopie Pie Pan and I’m in love! I also switched it up a little, making half of the batch with white chocolate chips and the other half using milk chocolate chips. Love them both! I’ll be featuring your recipe on my blog,, some time this week, too!

  73. 73

    Just wanted to let you know I made these cookies (LOVED them!) and put up a post on my blog. Thanks for the recipe!

  74. 74
    Shirley says:

    These are super yummy!! And my boys gobbled them up. I did have to increase the flour though 1/2 cup. Elevation difference maybe? Still a fabulous combination.

  75. 75
    sandra says:

    Found you via Lovin from the Oven. Your blog is fantastic as is this recipe. Really like your header and on occasion I do wear heels to the grocery store. Its my weekly social outing.

  76. 76

    I die – these sound UNREAL

  77. 77
    Kate says:

    I think I mist have these cookies. Now.

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    Michelle F says:

    These cookies are SO delicious!! I made them and blogged about them here!

  82. 82
    Kathie says:

    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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  86. 86

    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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    Jillian says:

    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!

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    Kris says:

    Are the ingredients correct on this? For some reason mine fell apart and did not look like yours.

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    Suzanne says:

    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!

  96. 96
    Alexis says:

    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.

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    joan says:

    I made these last week, and they were FABULOUS! Just the right combo of sweet & salty.

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    Kiri says:

    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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    Chris says:

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

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    Jenni says:

    Mmmm–looks very more-ish! Nice!

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    Michael says:

    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!!!!)

    • 106.1
      Jenny says:

      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!!

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    Dona K. says:

    Cannot wait to make these — my mouth is watering looking at the pics!! Thank you.

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    Carolyn says:

    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!

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    Yes indeedy, making these today for a friends birthday. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Justin says:

    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, but they don’t have it).

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


  115. 115

    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.

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    Dan says:

    These look great. Salted or unsalted butter?

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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!