Mar 11, 2012

WIP recipe: sweet 'n salty cookies

Here's another recipe in progress. I saw these peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzel cookies on Pinterest a while back, pinned them, and forgot about them. But I've been having domestic urges lately and I decided to try these during one of my bouts of baking. However, I didn't have the required ingredients, so I made some... substitutions. Enter google and my first attempt at improvising a recipe for baked goods...

This recipe is a Work In Progress because I'm still working on:
  • the base cookie recipe.
  • amount of peanut butter: I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies, and I found these a bit too peanut buttery, so I'll probably reduce the amount in the future
  • hot chocolate powder vs. cocoa powder: i like the idea of having them more chocolatey, so I'll do more cocoa powder next time (not hot chocolate).
  • how much mix-in to use and what type: i like the idea of having more chocolate or Reese Pieces, but I was limited with what I had on hand. I think the pretzel amount is probably good, and might consider smashing them up a bit (I used whole alphabet pieces this time)
Notes about the recipe:
I used Carnation brand hot chocolate powder and President's Choice alphabet pretzels.

Sweet 'N Salty Cookies
Ease: 1 very easy
Time: 2 quick (plus cooking time)
Ingredients: 1 easy
Source: Based on Reese Peanut Butter Cookies, Reese's Pieces Cookies, and these Pretzel & PB Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup white flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 T hot chocolate powder
  • 1/4 + 1.5 T butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup pretzel pieces
  • 1/2 cup mixed mini Reese peanut butter cups and Reese's Pieces

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix butter, peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in one bowl.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and hot chocolate powder in another.
  4. Mix wet into dry.
  5. Add pretzels and other mix-ins.
  6. Make into golf ball-sized balls and put on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Cook 10-12 minutes.