Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

My son turned eleven in April.

E. Lev. En.

It’s like I’m officially old now or something. But, this isn’t about how old I may or may not be.

This is about the birthday boy.

He’s cute. He’s also eleven.

For his birthday he requested chocolate fondue in lieu of a cake. (We used this recipe if anyone is curious. It was divine. I tripled the recipe and put it in a crock pot instead of a fondue pot. Highly recommend!) His favorite thing to dip was the big pretzel rods.

Since his birthday (where he turned eleven, if you can believe that) he’s been begging me for chocolate covered pretzels all the live long day.

I finally snagged a bag of Flipz. Flipz are just candy coated pretzels, for those of you not in the know. My son was so happy and I was feelin’ like a good mama.

Then, before he had a chance to eat them, I had an idea.

And that is the story of how I ruined my son’s life. Oh, wait. I think I jumped ahead a little.

You see, my idea was to chop the chocolate covered pretzels up into tiny pieces and add them to cookie batter. So that’s what I did. I also snuck in some peanut butter chips. It just felt right.

When my son (the eleven year old!) saw the pile of chopped pretzels I thought he was going to have a stroke. What had I done to his beloved snack that he had begged and pleaded for?

Then I baked the cookies and gave him a couple and he promptly forgave me. He might have even called me cool. Probably not, though. He is, after all, eleven years old now.

I’m so glad these were a success. I may have been disowned otherwise. The pretzel taste really did pop in these. There wasn’t a whole lot of crunch, but enough to be noticeable without overwhelming. Definitely worth sacrificing an innocent bag of Flipz for.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 5 ounce package Flipz milk chocolate covered pretzels, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and pretzel pieces until well combined.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.


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19 Responses to “Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookies”

  1. sherri lynn May 25, 2011 @ 6:05 am (#

    This just makes sense! Chocolate covered pretzels are soo good, they just had to be put in cookies!


  2. Jess Wakasugi May 25, 2011 @ 8:05 am (#

    Ha, what a great and cute story! I can just picture the whole story unraveling as you described it, good thing the cookies turned out 😉


  3. Heather Duprey May 25, 2011 @ 8:22 am (#

    Those cookies look a-mazing! And I know exactly how you feel – it seems like my kids’ birthdays make me feel older than my own!


  4. Joanne May 25, 2011 @ 9:45 am (#

    Well, now that he’s 11 your relationship will probably be pretty torrential anyway. So you might as well have control over the ups and downs. And then get cookies out of them. These sound amazing!


  5. Maria May 25, 2011 @ 9:46 am (#

    All of my favorites in one treat!


  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 25, 2011 @ 1:47 pm (#

    What a yummy looking batch of cookies, and I love the sweet-salty combination with the pretzel pieces. I tried something very similar recently but the pretzels turned out all soggy :( Very disappointing. These, I’m sure, would be perfect though!


  7. Aimee May 25, 2011 @ 2:11 pm (#

    Congrats on the kid birthday. The cookies look so cute! I love putting sweet and salty together (just made chocolate covered potato chip cookies). You have a great blog here :)


  8. DessertForTwo May 25, 2011 @ 4:57 pm (#

    So, I don’t say this very often (because I’m of child-bearing age and have yet to produce a child, as every woman in my family will tell you non-stop), but your son is super cute!
    Oh, and so are the cookies :) “Food before children”-that’s what I keep telling my mom :)


  9. megan @ whatmegansmaking May 25, 2011 @ 8:28 pm (#

    your son is so cute! And eleven :)

    Great idea on the cookies. There is seriously no end to what can be baked into a cookie. Pure deliciousness


  10. Nicole May 26, 2011 @ 1:50 am (#

    Wow! I never thought to put Flipz into a baked good. It is a great idea though – I bet the mix of sweet and salty is awesome! I will definitely try something similar soon :)


  11. natalie (the sweets life) May 26, 2011 @ 2:36 pm (#

    cute story…delicious sounding cookies! Recently made cookies with white chocolate & pb & pretzels and they were great!


  12. Holly May 27, 2011 @ 8:37 am (#

    I love the concept of this recipe! They sound perfect!:)


  13. Tina May 29, 2011 @ 6:25 am (#

    What an excellent idea. I cant wait to try your recipe.

    Also, might I add, I can’t believe your son is eleven! LOL


  14. Zoe May 31, 2011 @ 5:45 pm (#

    I just tried your recipe and they are AMAZING!! My roomies love them!! :)


  15. Beth June 2, 2011 @ 12:56 pm (#

    This is genius! I love pretzels in baked goods. Yum!


  16. Leslie June 12, 2011 @ 1:35 pm (#

    Oooh, I’ll have to try these. They sound so yummy. I can’t believe your son is 11. Wow.


  17. saltandserenity December 19, 2011 @ 10:01 am (#

    Wow, what a fantastic idea. I recently crushed up pretzels and put them in brittle (instead of peanuts), then topped the whole thing with chocolate, but this idea sounds even better! Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. Happy birthday to Mr. ELEVEN!!


  18. Rachael November 8, 2012 @ 4:49 pm (#

    I am going to try this recipe except I am going to wrap the cookie dough around the pretzel (not chopping it).
    Love chocolate and pretzels together. I will also try small pretzel twists instead of the chocolate covered ones.



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