Skip to content

CookieBot-Inspired Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

2016 July 26
by Emily Hill

CookieBot would have no problem inhaling these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They’re soft, chewy and chocolaty with the right amount of crunch!

.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Harry & Horsie's CookieBot would have no problem inhaling these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They're soft, chewy and chocolaty with the right amount of crunch!


.
This post was sponsored on behalf of Zenni Optical via One2One Network. All thoughts, opinions and insatiable love of reading are my own. Post may include affiliate links to help support my Diet Coke habit.

.
A few weeks ago I shared purple polka-dotted cream cheese sugar cookies inspired by one of our favorite picture books, I Like Myself. We had so much fun turning that beloved story into a baking session, we did it again with one of George’s favorite pictures books, CookieBot!

.
CookieBot -- One of our favorite Harry & Horsie adventures!.
CookieBot -- One of our favorite Harry & Horsie adventures!.

We have both Harry & Horsie books and I love them as much as—if not more than—the kids.

I find this true with a lot of the books in their collection.

We took CookieBot’s love of the classic baked treat and turned it into a new baked treat with these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They are SO good!
.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Harry & Horsie's CookieBot would have no problem inhaling these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They're soft, chewy and chocolaty with the right amount of crunch!

.
The dough bakes up slightly crisp on the edges with a chewy center while the combination of semisweet chocolate and salty pretzel makes each bite divine.

Let’s be honest, I pretty much think every cookie is divine.

.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Harry & Horsie's CookieBot would have no problem inhaling these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They're soft, chewy and chocolaty with the right amount of crunch!

.
Not surprising, whipping up a recipe inspired by a classic read is one of the best ways to making reading engaging and interactive. This is good news for those who are looking to encourage their kids to dive into more books when school’s out for the summer. I found quite a few books on the shelf that would make for some yummy time in the kitchen together.

.
Childrens Picture Books.

Just imagine what you could make: apple pie, ice cream, pancakes, gingerbread babies, blueberry muffins, homemade bread and jam… It’s a smorgasbord of book-inspired deliciousness. In fact, I bet you have enough books on your bookshelves to make a recipe a week until school’s back in session! But first you should make these pretzel chocolate chip cookies.

.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Harry & Horsie's CookieBot would have no problem inhaling these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They're soft, chewy and chocolaty with the right amount of crunch!

.
Printable recipe for pretzel chocolate chip cookies below followed by the giveaway. Enjoy!
.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
CookieBot would have no problem inhaling these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They're soft, chewy and chocolaty with the right amount of crunch! Makes approx. 3 dozen.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus 2 T unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup plus 2 T sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T water
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups broken pretzel pieces
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until well mixed. Add eggs, water and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Fold in pretzel pieces and chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop a large tablespoon of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a glass or your fingers. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are golden brown and center is set.

.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Harry & Horsie's CookieBot would have no problem inhaling these pretzel chocolate chip cookies. They're soft, chewy and chocolaty with the right amount of crunch!

.
And now for the GIVEAWAY!
.

Zenni Optical is giving away one (1) $50 Zenni Optical gift card!
.
*Giveaway open to U.S. readers only.

We’ve shopped Zenni Optical and found a ton of styles we loved. Zenni provides on-trend (i.e. super cute), quality eyewear for the entire family at affordable prices, plus they have prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. That means you can read anywhere, anytime, even at the beach! Just remember to pack your freshly baked pretzel chocolate chip cookies for an afternoon snack!
.

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

.
.

Looking for more yummy recipes? Try browsing my best of Is This Really My Life Pinterest board. I guarantee you’ll find quite a few!

.

.

ps post script

Feel free to “like” is this REALLY my life? on Facebook. It won’t always earn you an extra entry in a giveaway but it will give you warm fuzzies.

Don’t forget to sign up for free is this REALLY my life? updates via RSS or email so you don’t miss a single awesome post.
.

30 Responses Post a comment
  1. Carly Williams permalink
    July 26, 2016

    I keep them engaged by taking weekly trips to the library where they get excited about picking out new books.

    [Reply]

  2. susan smoaks permalink
    July 26, 2016

    I offer incentives for reading. I limit screen time too. They have to read a book to earn screen time.

    [Reply]

  3. Taylor Closet permalink
    July 26, 2016

    I make her read before she gets on her ipad.

    [Reply]

  4. Will G permalink
    July 26, 2016

    I take them to the library.

    [Reply]

  5. Wehaf permalink
    July 26, 2016

    I don’t have kids but I know that my nieces and nephews enjoy the summer reading programs at their libraries.

    [Reply]

  6. July 26, 2016

    We have “Book Club” which is when we all stop for a few minutes and read together.

    [Reply]

  7. judith permalink
    July 26, 2016

    getting outdoors!

    [Reply]

  8. Heather S permalink
    July 26, 2016

    We go to the library once a week for an hour :)

    [Reply]

  9. Shannon Baas permalink
    July 27, 2016

    we are involved in the reading program at the library.

    [Reply]

  10. Cynthia C permalink
    July 27, 2016

    When my kids were young I always took them weekly to the library and enrolled them in the summer reading program.

    [Reply]

  11. Kimberly Hilbert permalink
    July 27, 2016

    My daughter loves to read. One thing she especially likes is to float in the pool with a good book. Getting her enough books she likes is more the problem. She has eclectic tastes.

    [Reply]

  12. Rachel permalink
    July 27, 2016

    We go to reading events at local book stores and go to the library.

    [Reply]

  13. Monique Rizzo permalink
    July 27, 2016

    We do a rewards program where they get a summer adventure after a certain amount of minutes read.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    [Reply]

  14. Susan Christy permalink
    July 28, 2016

    We go to the library and the used book store.

    [Reply]

  15. Brittney House permalink
    July 28, 2016

    We read to each other each night before bed.

    [Reply]

  16. Karen Deva permalink
    July 29, 2016

    My kids have to read an hour a day at least — that’s non-negotiable. I take them to the library and have them pick out their own books so that they are invested.

    [Reply]

  17. Patricia Wojnar Crowley permalink
    July 31, 2016

    We join the Summer Reading Club at the library. It helps because they collect coins to get prizes at the end.

    [Reply]

  18. July 31, 2016

    I actually perform at libraries across Texas.
    Jason Vaughn´s latest ~ Oops That Link Was A BooBooMy Profile

    [Reply]

  19. joe gersch permalink
    August 1, 2016

    I talk to my son about the books he is reading

    [Reply]

  20. Erica B. permalink
    August 1, 2016

    We cuddle up and read together.

    [Reply]

  21. erin m permalink
    August 1, 2016

    I read aloud to the kids daily. Sometimes I’ll stay a book with them and be “too busy” to keep reading. If they are really excited about it, my 9 yr old will pick it up and keep reading aloud to them.

    [Reply]

  22. Laurie Emerson permalink
    August 1, 2016

    I keep them energized by going to the library and letting them pick out books. We then spend an hour each evening just reading together in our living room.

    [Reply]

  23. Joan Kubes permalink
    August 1, 2016

    I let them pick out books that they would like to read at our library.

    [Reply]

  24. Jen Harriman permalink
    August 2, 2016

    I spend time each night reading to them as a family. They each get to alternate coding the book. If it’s a chapter book we read a few chapters and continue over a few until the books done. They love it!

    [Reply]

    Jen Harriman Reply:

    Choosing the book :)

    [Reply]

  25. Carolyn Daley permalink
    August 2, 2016

    I don’t have any kids of my own, but I like to give my nephew options on what to read when he is here. I love that we can rent free ebooks from the library website to the tablet.

    [Reply]

  26. Michelle H. permalink
    August 2, 2016

    I take them to a bookstore and let them choose a book or two based on their interests.

    [Reply]

  27. Sand permalink
    August 2, 2016

    Honestly, they just love books and get excited to read. No problems here!

    [Reply]

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies - Is This Really My Life | Is This Really My Life
  2. The Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookies - Is This Really My Life | Is This Really My Life

Leave a Reply

Note: You may use basic HTML in your comments. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge