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. sandra

    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.

  2. 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.

    1. Jenny

      Great to hear the cookies were a success. Weird about the flour. Glad they turned out for you!!

  3. Jess Wakasugi

    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!

  4. Kristina

    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!

  5. 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!!!

  6. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

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

  7. Jaime {sophistimom}

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

  8. Crystal

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

  9. Jenn

    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!

  10. Little Green Jar

    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!!

  11. Robin

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

  12. Jessica

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

  13. 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:(

  14. Beth D.

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

  15. 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!

  16. Fuji Mama

    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!

  17. Michelle F

    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!!

  18. Darla @ Bakingdom

    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!

  19. Melinda

    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.

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