I hate sweets, so I am not sure what possessed me to make cookies at 10pm on Saturday night. But I did and I am not sorry. I thought about making chocolate chip cookies and then oatmeal cookies and then peanut butter cookies-and due to my inability to make decisions I decided to make all three into one cookie….and add pretzels….because at 10pm you can do that.
My creation was pure bliss…
Here is the recipe I used below. It was super easy and if you’re not sure about pretzels add them in at the end. I made a few with and a few without. The pretzels were definitely a huge hit and I will be making these again!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies
Inspired by Brown Eyed Baker and Keep It Sweet Blog
Makes about 16 cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips)
1 cup pretzel pieces
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the egg and beat to combine. On low-speed, gradually add in the flour until blended. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips and pretzel pieces.
4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet.