Sweet and salty pretzel caramel chocolate chip cookies

7 Apr


So, the salty/sweet taste craze is a winner in my books. My first toe-in-the-water test was Nigella’s uber-good salted caramel sauce which I believe to be the answer to most of life’s ills.

These cookies were next. The crunch of the pretzel. The sweetness of the caramel. The softness of the cookie. The sighs of goodness…

Everyone who tried them raved about them and when Mis7 asked me which recipe I was blogging informed me that I ‘must’ make these again.

Oh, if you insist.



2 cups plain flour

1 egg

1/2 cup crushed pretzels

170g butter, diced, at room temperature

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup caster sugar

1 cup milk chocolate bits

1 cup caramel bits

splash vanilla


Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 180C and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Using paddle attachment in mixer cream butter and sugars until it changes to a lighter colour, then add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

On low speed add flour then use spoon to stir in pretzels and choc and caramels bits.

Roll a ball the size of a walnut and place on tray, and then use a floured fork to flatten.

Bake 8-ish minutes until barely golden – do not over-bake.

Allow to cool on baking tray then remove to wire rack to totally cool.

42 Responses to “Sweet and salty pretzel caramel chocolate chip cookies”

  1. Hungry Bro at 6:13 am #

    you had me at caramel!

  2. ChgoJohn at 7:13 am #

    So much to love in a single biscuit, Thanks for sharing.

  3. ohlidia at 12:56 am #

    I love sweet and salty! These look fab!

  4. craftyminx1980 at 4:20 am #

    sweet and salty is my weakness! do the pretzels go soft or stay crunchy?

    • thehungrymum at 6:53 am #

      Hmmm, you’re testing my memory now! I made these a while back & only just blogged them. TBH I can’t remember, sorry!

  5. oh my, party in the mouth! These look great.

  6. kalamitykelli at 8:59 am #

    Very pretty cookies/biscuits! It looks like you placed each chocolate chip just so perfectly., I’ve loved salty/sweet combo since I was a little bitty girl. These cookies are being pinned so I can make them soon!

    • thehungrymum at 9:46 am #

      hehehe – can assure you there was no deliberate placement (was more slapdash!). I really need to instal a pinterest button on my blog – if only I could figure it out [not technical at all!]

  7. thebestdressup at 3:05 pm #

    ciao! these are cookies for thebestdressup now…thanks.

  8. Mrs. DeYarmond at 5:40 pm #

    Oh !!! What a fantastic imagination !! Never thought about mixing cookies and pretzel ! That’s so funny and I’m curious right now !! That’s absolutly lovely !

    • thehungrymum at 11:34 am #

      Give it a whirl – its not like anything you’ve ever tried before!

  9. I LOOOOOOVE salty things in my cookies! LOVE.

  10. ButterSugarFlowers at 3:58 am #

    My stomach is growling and my mouth is watering. These look like the perfect cookie!

  11. Spencer at 2:46 am #

    Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes fantastic.

  12. girlinafoodfrenzy at 12:20 pm #

    Salty, sweet & crunchy! Those cookies there are the answer to many midnight snacks for generations to come. Yes they look that good!!

  13. Victoria at 6:40 pm #

    These look exceptionally yummy!

  14. notedinnashville at 6:44 pm #

    What a great idea!

  15. Made By Paris at 11:16 pm #

    Wow, these look fab! Need to try them asap!

  16. WOW sounds like the best things you’d want in a cookie, salty, sweet, crunchy YUM!

  17. I cannot wait to try these! I’ve never had pretzels in a biscuit before, but they sound like a heavenly combination!

    • thehungrymum at 8:00 am #

      You wouldn’t think it would work but it really does! There are some v creative people out there who never cease to inspire me 🙂

  18. The Hungry Mum at 8:43 am #

    Reblogged this on the hungry mum.

  19. I’m working on a recipe with this very combination (but it’s very different too!) 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum at 7:40 am #

      Great minds! It is so very moreish, combining sweet and salty 🙂

  20. Cake Queen at 1:39 pm #

    Sounds like a brilliant idea – love sweet and salty! 🙂

  21. Anna @ shenANNAgans at 10:00 am #

    Excellence in a cookie right here. Love the salty sweet combo, but wouldnt have thought to put it in a cookie. Great idea lady. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum at 10:00 am #

      If I could think of a way of putting sweet and salty in my coffee I would, it is such an epic combo x

  22. Tanya Finley at 10:58 am #

    YUM! Love adding caramel to the cookie.

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