Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with creamy peanut butter and oats and loaded with pretzels, M & Ms and chocolate chips. These are a festive holiday cookie or perfect for any time of the year.
PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about the holidays is cookies like these Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Cookies. I love all kinds of cookies which is why cookie exchanges are a must this time of year. If there is an excuse to load tins up with a variety of cookies to try out, I am there. My friends have started a tradition of doing a cookie exchange at the holidays and I am on board. Last year I loved trying a few of each kind of cookie and discovering some new favorites.
One of the cookies I especially loved was these Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie and I knew I had to recreate it this year. It is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and chewy. I am a sucker for a good oatmeal cookie and a peanut butter cookie so the marriage of the two is right up my alley. These Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Cookies remind me of a monster cookie that is loaded with tasty M & Ms, chocolate chips and salty pretzels. If you have kids these are a huge hit.
The Ohio Poultry Association and I are teaming up to bring you these delicious cookies and help you guys celebrate the holidays. Did you know that there’s a good chance the eggs you’re using are from an Ohio egg farm? Ohio is one of the largest egg farming state in the nation, producing more than 9 billion eggs a year.
Last year when I shared this Overnight Coconut Cranberry French Toast Bake. It was a huge hit with my family and my readers. I suggest starting your holidays with that casserole and then ending them with a few of these Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sound like a deal?
When you look at the recipe for these Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Cookies you will notice I used three eggs. Did you know that when you add eggs into cookies they help create that chewier cookie that we all love? My original recipe for oatmeal cookies uses 2 cookies, but after doing some experimenting I realized that three eggs helped create the perfect consistency.
As far as the remaining goodies that go into these cookies–the peanut butter I use is creamy peanut butter but feel free to use crunchy peanut butter for some added crunch. I also added holiday M & Ms and mini pretzels with salt.
You can use whatever M & M you like, for example dark chocolate or even a mint flavor would be good. I found mini pretzels for these cookies, which worked perfectly, but you can buy any smaller pretzel and use your mixer to quickly break them up in the cookies.
Here are a few important facts about eggs to keep in mind with all that baking you are going to be doing this holiday season:
- Eggs are one of the most important, indispensable ingredients in baking during the holidays, and all year long! Eggs add moisture, color, flavor, and nutritional value to recipes.
- Sleep in on Christmas morning! Make a breakfast casserole the night before. Pop it in the oven when you wake up for a warm and hearty breakfast! Eggs are all-natural and contain high-quality protein to keep you fuller longer and energized all day long. Try this Southwestern Breakfast Casserole or this Cheesy Black Bean Salsa Verde Egg Bake.
- You can cut down on holiday stress by making a breakfast casserole days, or even weeks, ahead of time. Freeze it before or after baking it. Just make sure to eat the casserole within 3 months!
- The added benefit is that one egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for 70 calories.
Holiday Baking Tips from Ohio Egg Farmers
- Use large eggs in holiday baking! Using a different size egg, without making an adjustment, will affect texture, flavor and consistency. If you don’t have large eggs, use this conversion chart to see how to substitute different sizes.
- If your recipe calls for multiple eggs, add one egg at a time. This will help prevent a lumpy batter and will allow it to mix evenly.
- Use an inexpensive egg separator or a funnel to separate eggs, rather than passing the egg yolk back and forth from the shells or your hands, to avoid contamination when a recipe calls for only egg whites or yolks.
As you plan your holiday baking add these cookies that are loaded with goodies. They are festive, salty and sweet. The perfect combination for any party or get together!
Today’s post is sponsored by Ohio Poultry Assocation for sponsoring today’s recipe. As always opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to create quality content and recipes.