Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time:
13 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Chilling Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
Grab a few of these delectable cookies loaded with chocolate chunks, pretzels and stuffed with caramel! Warm and gooey salted caramel creates the perfect cookie!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup crushed pretzel pieces
  • 18 - 20 soft caramel candies unwrapped and cut in half
  • fleur de sel or sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. Using an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chunks and pretzels. Cover and chill the batter in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll the dough into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each. Using your thumb, press into the center to create an indent, place the caramel into the center of the dough ball and then re-roll the ball to cover the caramel candy. Make sure the caramels are completely covered inside the ball. Repeat with remaining dough. Sprinkle tops of dough balls with fleur de sel or sea salt.
  5. Place the dough balls on the cookie sheet spaced 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake the cookies until the edges are golden but the centers are soft, about 11 to 13 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet. Enjoy!

Notes

Source: adapted from By Stephanie Lynn

Nutrition Information

Calories: 212, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 157mg, Potassium: 82mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 230%, Calcium: 16%, Iron: 1.3%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pretzel chocolate chunk cookies, Salted Caramel
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