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


  • 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


  • 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.


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
Keywords: best peanut butter cookies recipe, peanut butter cookies, white chocolate cookies

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100 Responses
  1. Kyndal

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

  2. Christina

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

      1. Jenny

        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!

  3. Kerstin

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

  4. 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!

  5. Ari @ ThE DiVa DiSh

    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

  6. Jess Wakasugi

    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!

  7. 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!

  8. Fallon

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

  9. Christi

    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.

  10. Cindy

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

  11. jen @ the baked life

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

    must try these 🙂

  12. brandy

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

  13. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    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!

  14. Michelle

    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

  15. Lauren at KeepItSweet

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

  16. Kia @ A View From Here

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

  17. Amanda

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

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