Pretzel Cookies With M&M’s

This post contains links to affiliate websites, such as Amazon, and we receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made using these links. Amazon doesn’t support my blog. We appreciate your support!

If you love chocolate chip cookies, but are looking to bring a bit of a crunchy variation to them, you’ve got to try these Pretzel Cookies.

Pretzel cookies offer the ideal sweet and salty taste in a soft, chewy treat that’s simple to make.They offer the rich creaminess of peanut butter combined with a delightful crunch.

MMPretzelCookiesWhite 3

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Homemade Cookie Delight: There’s nothing better than a batch of freshly baked homemade cookies, and when I have a few extra minutes at hand, I love putting these pretzel cookies together.
  • Quick and Easy Pretzel Cookies: This one may not be a no bake pretzel cookies recipe, but they quite literally need just a few minutes of kitchen time to put together.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Salted Butter (Softened): Makes your cookies tender and adds a rich, buttery flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar: Sweetens your cookies and helps them achieve a crisp exterior.
  • Light Brown Sugar: Provides sweetness while also imparting a subtle hint of molasses for added depth of flavor.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: Gives your cookies a delicious, nutty flavor and contributes to their soft texture.
  • Egg: Is a key binding ingredient that holds all the other ingredients together and adds moisture.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: Infuses your cookies with a warm, aromatic flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Is the structural backbone of your cookies, providing the necessary gluten for them to hold their shape.
  • Baking Soda: Acts as a leavening agent, causing your cookies to rise and become fluffy.
  • Salt: While it might seem counterintuitive in a sweet recipe, a little salt actually enhances the other flavors in your cookies.
  • M&M Candies: Add a pop of color and a sweet, chocolatey crunch to your cookies.
  • Pretzels: Give your cookies a delightful salty twist and a unique crunch, contrasting wonderfully with the sweetness of the other ingredients.
How to Make Pretzel Cookies With M&M’s ingredients

How tTo Make Pretzel Cookies With M&M’s?

Step One: Preheat Oven

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step Two: Prepare The Cookie Dough

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla together until fluffy.

MMPretzelCookiesInProcessTwo 2

Step Three: Add M&MS

Slowly add the dry ingredients to wet mixture, beating until well blended. Fold in the M&M’s candies.

MMPretzelCookiesInProcessTwo 5

Step Four: Bake Cookies

Drop a tablespoon of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes until lightly browned.

MMPretzelCookiesInProcessTwo 6

Step Five: Press Pretzels & Let Cool Completely

Immediately after removing from the oven, carefully press two pretzels into the top of each cookie. Place the cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step Six: Serve

Serve your pretzel cookies for a perfect sweet and salty treat. Enjoy!

MMPretzelCookiesWhite 9

Cooking Tips

  • Start with Pre-made Dough: To cut down the cooking time for this recipe, you can start with the pre-made cookie dough of your choice.
  • Alternative to Peanut Butter: If you don’t have peanut butter, you can use any other nut butter of your choice.
  • Pretzel Variations: If you don’t want to use Whole Pretzels, you can just use roughly crushed pretzels too. Pretzel twists can also be a great option to consider. If you can get your hands on some itty bitty mini pretzels, you can choose to press them into the cookie dough too.
  • Achieve the Perfect Texture: The key to getting the perfect chewy texture for the cookies is to remember to use fresh and high-quality baking soda and baking powder for the recipe.
  • Proper Ingredient Proportions: Also, make sure to get the proportion of the ingredients right for this recipe. Using too much flour, for instance, can cause the cookies to become flat and dry.

Variations

  • Sea Salt: Is a great addition to cookies. You can also opt for salty pretzels. Remember to use flakey sea salt for the best salty burst in chewy cookies.
  • Flavor Enhancer: If you have a sweet tooth, you can choose to add some white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips, or salted caramel chips into the cookie dough balls.
  • Butterscotch Chips: Create a delightful harmony when paired with peanut butter in the sweet and salty cookie dough.
  • Sweet Toffee Bits: You can also choose to add some sweet toffee bits into the cookie dough to make toffee pretzel cookies.
  • Melted Chocolate: To make pretzel chocolate cookies, you can also consider adding some melted chocolate into the mix.

Storage Instructions

  • Store Pretzel Cookies: You can just wrap up the individual cookies in cookie sheet or parchment paper and store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh in there for a few days.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Caramel Sauce: Drizzle warm, homemade caramel sauce for a gooey sweet twist that complements the salty crunch of the pretzel cookies and the chocolatey M&Ms perfectly.
  • Apple Butter: Spread some apple butter on your pretzel cookies for a rich, autumnal flavor that pairs wonderfully with the candy’s sweetness.
  • Strawberry Jam With Orange: Add a dollop of strawberry jam flavored with a hint of orange to introduce a fruity, slightly tangy taste that balances the cookie’s saltiness and the M&M’s sweetness.
  • Peach Jam: Top your pretzel cookies with peach jam for a sweet and slightly tart combination that enhances the overall taste, offering a summery vibe.
pretzel cookies with mnms

Pretzel Cookies With M&M’s

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Enjoy a delightful crunch with Pretzel Cookies With M&M's, where sweet meets salty in every colorful, chewy bite.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick) softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup M&M Candies
  • 48 pretzels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla together until fluffy.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to wet mixture, beating until well blended. Fold in the M&M’s candies.
  4. Drop a tablespoon of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Immediately after removing from the oven, carefully press two pretzels into the top of each cookie. Place the cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Serve your pretzel cookies for a perfect sweet and salty treat. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Start with Pre-made Dough: To cut down the cooking time for this recipe, you can start with the pre-made cookie dough of your choice.
  • Alternative to Peanut Butter: If you don’t have peanut butter, you can use any other nut butter of your choice.
  • Pretzel Variations: If you don’t want to use whole pretzels, you can just use roughly crushed pretzels too. Pretzel twists can also be a great option to consider. If you can get your hands on some itty bitty mini pretzels, you can choose to press them into the cookie dough too.
  • Achieve the Perfect Texture: The key to getting the perfect chewy texture for the cookies is to remember to use fresh and high-quality baking soda and baking powder for the recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 778mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 8g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

More Cookie Recipes

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *