Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
Yields: 30 cookies
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used mini)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pretzels, plus 30 whole pretzels for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars for 2 minutes, or until combined and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until combined.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat on low until just combined.
  5. By hand, fold in chocolate chips and chopped pretzels.
  6. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto prepared cookie sheet(s). Using the bottom of a glass, press down on cookies to flatten. Gently press a whole pretzels on top of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until cookies are set. Transfer parchment paper to wire rack so cookies can cool completely.
Source: Family Circle, December 2013
Recipe by Alida's Kitchen at