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2014 February 27
by Emily Hill

The other night we wanted to make some goodies for my friend as a thank-you and were jonesing to try a new recipe. When we stumbled upon these cookie dough pretzel bites, I’m pretty sure we were in the kitchen gathering ingredients within 15 seconds flat.


Madison made the entire batch by herself from start to finish. I couldn’t be prouder.


Cookie dough pretzel bites


Like the caramel snickerdoodles I posted last week, these cookie dough pretzel bites are from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Subscribing to her blog was a no-brainer once I discovered all the other delicious recipes she whips up.


Cookie dough pretzel bites

We did adapt the recipe just a little bit as I thought the dough-to-pretzel ration was a bit heavy on the dough side.

Don’t tell my mom who thinks cookies are done as soon as the dough is ready.

I think next time I may even sprinkle a little extra kosher salt immediately after dipping them in the chocolate. For me I wanted a titch more salty to balance out the sweetness of the chocolate and cookie dough.

As far as reviews, my friend thought they were absolutely divine. I’d have to agree after taste testing at least a half dozen.

Printable recipe for cookie dough pretzel bites below.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites
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Serves: 12
 
Salty pretzels filled with edible cookie dough and dipped in chocolate. Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 40-50 pretzels
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp shortening, optional
Instructions
  1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add the flour and salt and mix on medium speed and thoroughly combined. Note: Dough will be thick and crumbly; keep mixing until it comes together. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  4. Roll 1 to 1½ tablespoons of dough into balls. Place dough between two pretzels and set on prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. While pretzel bites chill, melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for about 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds.
  6. Dip the pretzel bites halfway into the melted chocolate and return to baking sheet. Refrigerate the dipped bites for at least 10 minutes to allow chocolate to set. Cover and store pretzel bites in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long!).


Previous pinned & prepped features:

Caramel snickerdoodles
Sugar cookie bars
NOEL Christmas banner
Crock pot refried beans
Taco Bell chicken quesadillas
Southern peach cobbler
Oatmeal chocolate coconut chewy cookies
Salted caramel butter bars
Hello Dolly bars
Brown sugar & balsamic-glazed pork loin
Brussels sprouts with bacon & walnuts
Glazed doughnut muffins
Crock pot chicken tacos
Brownie cookies
Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets
Slow cooker angel chicken
Slow cooker chicken & dumplings
No-bake peanut butter s’mores bars
Tomato basil Parmesan soup
Chocolate chip cookie n’ Oreo fudge brownie bar

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  1. Jen permalink
    February 27, 2014

    These sound yummy! I will definitely be looking for a reason to make them very soon!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    You don’t need a reason other than you want to eat them.
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  2. February 27, 2014

    I jokingly put this recipe up on my FB page last year saying it’s what I wanted for my birthday, and one of my good friends made them for me and brought them over. They are SOOOO yummy. Thanks a lot for making me remember them when I’m trying to watch what I eat. ;)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’m a total enabler. Sorry. ;)
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  3. March 4, 2014

    Emily, these look delicious. I love that you added some sea salt too. It would really add a great contrast to the dough and a little extra crunch. Yummy! Found you from Foodgawker. Pinning!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I totally plan on adding the sea salt next time. I think it would make them even more irresistible (like they need it!). Thanks so much for finding me on foodgawker and stopping by!
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  4. March 4, 2014

    For reals? These just might be the answer to my happiness!!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Oh my, they are so good. Be prepared to want to make them all the time.
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  5. March 5, 2014

    These look seriously AMAZING! What a great idea….I can see why you were gathering ingredients immediately! Can’t wait to try them!!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    You’ll make them once. And then make them again.
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  6. March 18, 2014

    Now this is something Paul may fall in love with me a little more if I make them.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    And they truly are so easy. I wouldn’t even worry about you one bit making them. ;)
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  7. March 25, 2014

    Can these be made a day in advance?

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Totally! In fact, I would do that to save on preparation the day of a party or event. They are kept in the refrigerator so you should have no problem with taste the next day. :)
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