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Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies – Crunchy, Sweet, and Salty

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 22 mins
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x


These crispy butterscotch pretzel cookies hit all the right flavor notes.  Sweet from the butterscotch, salty and crispy from the pretzel nuggets, and a little chewy in the middle from the brown sugar.  The perfect combo for a cookie!



Cookie Base

2 sticks butter (melted)

1.5 cups brown sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2.5 cups bread flour (unsifted)

For the cookie add-ins

2 cups butterscotch chips

1 cup salted pretzel nuggets (roughly smashed)


Prepare the cookie batter base

In a mixing bowl with a stand or hand mixer, cream together the melted butter and the brown sugar until combined.

Add the egg, yolk, vanilla, and the milk.

Combine until mixed thoroughly.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Slowly mix in the dry ingredients just until combined.

By hand, mix in the butterscotch chips and pretzel nuggets just until mixed.

Portion into silicone ice cubes or leave in one big bowl and chill for at least 1 hour.

When ready to bake the cookies

Preheat oven to 350F.

Place cookie portions (approximately 2 tablespoons) on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are set.

Remove the pan from the oven and let sit for another 5 minutes.

Remove from the baking pan and let cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


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  • Category: Dessert, Snacks

Keywords: butterscotch, pretzel, cookies