Last night one of my friends came over to make these cookies for her work cookie exchange. I am happy to be the helpful baking friend.
While they were baking, we worked on mastering the Cups routine from Pitch Perfect. Have you seen it? Watch it, it should make you happy. These are the kinds of things I do in my spare time.
Anyway, these cookies are a nice mix of sweet and salty. The cookie is dense, almost like a shortbread. Not a soft, chewy cookie, but thick and crumbly.
Source: Dessert Now, Dinner Later
Makes: 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup plus 2 Tb sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 Tb brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup stick pretzels, broken into thirds
1/2 cup caramel bits
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a stand mixer, cream butter with sugars. Add vanilla & egg. Mix & scrape down bowl.
In a medium bowl, combine salt, baking soda & flour.
Gradually add to wet mixture. Mix until combined.
Fold in broken pretzels, caramel bits, & chocolate chips with a spatula.
Spoon approximately 1/2 Tb rounded balls onto the lined baking sheets, about 1″ apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes.