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big chocolate chip pretzel cookies

by Heather

Good morning! Hope your weekend went great. Thanks for all the excitement on the ch-ch-ch-changes coming this way very, very soon.

Monday’s can be rough. I know, they’re rough for me too. The harsh reality of the weekend being gone is tough. Do we really have 5 more days until another?! We do, but hopefully these cookies can make the week a little easier.

Today is another round of Secret Recipe Club reveals! My blog assignment this month was Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks. First off, her name is Heather, which is pretty cool. Secondly, she had soooo many recipes to choose from it was a big challenge. But, when I saw a recipe with pretzels, I knew I needed to make it.

Why pretzels? Well, early on in my pregnancy I had a craving for pretzels. I ate them every day, for about a week. During that week I bough a huge Costco bag of them. Then the craving went away, now we have tons of pretzels left!

That’s also why I made those sunbutter pretzel puff haystacks and chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel cookie dough balls. And I still have soooo many pretzels left! Please send me your pretzels recipes. A girl can only eat some many pretzels before she gets sick of them.

Big cookies that are sweet and salty. Yes paleeze!

Plus I made mine with less sugar and only whole wheat flour. So they’re totally better for you… for a cookie. 🙂

BIG Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Adapted from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Makes 6 big cookies


  • 1 cup whole wheat pasty flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup natural cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pretzels, chopped


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl whisk together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Stir the flour mixture in with the wet ingredients, along with the chocolate chips and pretzels until just combined.
  3. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto an unlined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the bottoms are crispy. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

What was the latest cookie you made? Anyone else out there with a pretzel problem?


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Nicole, RD April 16, 2012 - 9:41 am

YUM! These look FAN-tastic! 🙂

Lindsey April 16, 2012 - 10:03 am

I made cookies with Mini Eggs after Easter, figured it was the best way to avoid eating them all straight from the bag!

Fit Mama April 18, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Definitely Lindsey! I thinks it’s an awesome idea.

Amy B @ Second City Randomness April 16, 2012 - 10:08 am

Love how thick those look!

And I’m a big fan of the sweet and salty combo… it gets me everytime.

Fit Mama April 18, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Sweet and salty is addictive!

Ali April 16, 2012 - 10:13 am

Can’t go wrong with sweet and salty!

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 16, 2012 - 10:16 am

yum! i always love pretzels with chocolate… sweet + salty is my favorite.

Aylin @ Glow Kitchen April 16, 2012 - 11:40 am

I’ve never seen pretzels in a chocolate chip cookie. I can only imagine how the salt bits would taste! So good.

Fit Mama April 18, 2012 - 2:57 pm

So good!

Dan April 16, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Those cookies look excellent. There IS something about pretzels in desserts – I think it’s the sweet/salty combination that does it.

Fit Mama April 18, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Yup, you just can’t beat that combo!

Erica April 16, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Those cookies are gorgeous! I’m with everyone else- salty + sweet is amazing. YUM!

Hezzi-D April 16, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Glad you liked them! The chocolate and pretzel combo is so awesome…if you are craving pretzels I have a pretzel crusted pork chop recipe in my blog that is really good too!

Fit Mama April 18, 2012 - 2:57 pm

I will have to check that out! I was actually thinking of doing a pretzel crusted chicken strip, but I bet it’s great with pork too!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 16, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Yum, yum, yum!!! Darn my Husband ate all the plain pretzels last night, all I have left is Jalapeno Jack and Buffalo Chicken Wing. Crazy sounding pretzels, but there so good!!! I want to make these cookies!!! Sigh…. Guess I’m off to pick up some pretzels.

Fit Mama April 16, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Sounds like some spicy pretzels!

Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat April 16, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Too funny about the pretzels. When my friend was prego she always craved ice cream, but different flavors each time. They had a whole freezer in the garage full of ice cream cartons with only like 2 scoop from each one!

Fit Mama April 16, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Mmmmm now that sounds like a great craving! I’ve definitely been enjoying my ice cream more lately, but not at that intensity!

Miz Helen April 16, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Hi Heather,
This has to be a great cookie with two of my favorites Chocolate Chip’s and Pretzel’s. We would really enjoy this cookies. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
Miz Helen

angie April 16, 2012 - 4:34 pm

chocolate and pretzels? winner to me!

Lisa @ Healthy Diaries April 16, 2012 - 5:37 pm

These sound delicious! I love any kind of sweet and salty combo!

Betsy April 16, 2012 - 6:59 pm

I’ve seen lots of pretzel cookie recipes, but have yet to make one. Maybe this will be it! I’m stopping by from SRC but be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month. We have peas AND rhubarb link parties open! We’d love if you’d share any recipes you may have http://bit.ly/H9XJGB

Sarah April 16, 2012 - 7:54 pm

Mmmmm sweet and salty treats…pardon me and my cookie coma that’s about to happen:) I think these cookies can help folks get through their week.

Fallon April 16, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Nice size cookies! Pretzels and chocolate, are like peanut butter and chocolate to me!

heather @ http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com/ April 16, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Looks awesome with the sweet and salty combo. yummers..

Jentry Nielsen April 16, 2012 - 10:46 pm

These sound so delicious!!! I’ve never tried pretzels in my cookies, I’ll have to give it a try!
How did your first baby shower go?!
Hope you had a great weekend!

Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit April 17, 2012 - 4:52 am

Before I went gluten-free I had a ridiculous addiction to pretzels. It was bad, ugly even. Thankfully gluten-free pretzels don’t taste nearly as good. They try, but they miss the mark if you’re a pretzel connoisseur like me 😀 When I really wanted a treat, I would dip them in chocolate… so I’m ALL over this recipe!

Kristen (swanky dietitian) April 17, 2012 - 9:07 am

Oh wow, these look fantastic!
I love pretzels and chocolate..so in a cookie, I know I would LOVE this!! 🙂

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 17, 2012 - 6:54 pm

I’m making these right now! I can’t wait!! I’m going to make them big, so Hubby can take them to work!!!

Fit Mama April 18, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Let me know how they turn out for you Jennifer!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 18, 2012 - 3:10 pm

OMG! I made the biggest cookies ever and I got 9 of them. Don’t ask me how? They were perfect! Crunchy edges, melted chocolate and salty pretzels. I gave them to Hubby to take to work today and when he took them this morning, he said these are huge! They didn’t fit in his lunch bag! These are a keeper!!!!

Anna W. April 18, 2012 - 2:15 pm

I just made these and they are fantastic!! i love that they aren’t so sweet.

your new site looks great!

Fit Mama April 18, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Awesome, so glad you liked them Anna!!!

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