Hello, everybody! Let me first preface this post by saying, I hate pretzels. I.Hate.Pretzels. Just not a fan. Cardboard with salt? No thank you, I’ll pass. Unless they are dipped in chocolate or coated in an obscene amount of flavoring I will not reach for them. Actually no, I take that back. I remember recently being at a social gathering where there were other humans present, most of whom I did not know. After about 45 minutes I looked down to realize that I had subconsciously eaten almost an entire bowl of pretzels. It was a LARGE bowl. Apparently, I would rather awkwardly sit and eat a disgusting amount of food that I despise than actually engage in human interaction. Pretty sure we have all been there at one point. Right?… Right? Don’t even get me started on soft pretzels. (Insert gag noise here). Even having to endure the smell of them when walking by the kiosk in the mall makes me cringe. Yes, perhaps I am being a tad dramatic. I just don’t like them.
So I guess the big question is, “Why is someone that hates pretzels so much baking a cookie that contains a lot of pretzels?” Well, even though I don’t like them, I understand and respect the fact that there is a very large majority of people that do, in fact, like pretzels. ALSO, Lindsay and I have a minor problem (if you even want to call it a problem) of going H.A.M on the snacks while we are watching television at night. Honestly, people that come over between the hours of 7 and 10, beware. Just ask our best friend, Gabbie. She has been an innocent witness to the massacre countless times. It is not a pretty sight. Or is it? Our main problem is the salty/ sweet debacle. First, we will start with ice cream. Then, we need something salty, so we get some chips, then we need something sweet again (obvi) and this cycle continues all night. Pretty much until we run out of shows to watch. The struggle is real. I do not think we are alone in this. You feel me?
Anyway, I wanted to make something that would satisfy both the salty and sweet craving so that we could end the madness! My hope with these cookies was that the chocolate and butterscotch would overpower the taste of the pretzels, but you would still get the crunch and the salt from them. I was successful! These chocolate chip butterscotch pretzel cookies are awesome. UGH, SO GOOD! These cookies were definitely a crowd favorite, and I’ve already been asked to make more. If you are someone that likes a good salty/sweet combination then you should definitely give these a try. They are salty and sweet and crunchy and soft and delicious. Basically all of the things you’ve ever wanted in a dessert. Sometimes less is more, and other times cramming a sh*t ton of different things into one cookie is the best decision you could make.
Recipe slightly adapted from Cookies & Cups