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.

Happy Baking, come back soon!

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100 Responses
  1. 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, but they don’t have it).

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


  2. 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!

  3. 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. 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!!

  4. Chris

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

  5. 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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  7. 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.

  8. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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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  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. Shirley

    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.

  15. 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!

  16. Angela

    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!!!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!!

  19. Kris

    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:(

  20. Kelli

    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!

  21. 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ These look amazing!

  22. 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!!

  23. 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!

      1. 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!

  24. lauren

    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!

  25. 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

  26. 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!

  27. Amanda

    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!

  28. 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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