Friday, February 5, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

2 sticks softened butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups a/p flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (optional, but delightful)
1/2 tsp of salt
3 cups oats (traditional, not quick)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pretzel pieces

Preheat oven to 350, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon (if using). Set aside. Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Add the oats, pretzels and chips and mix well. Dollop rounded tablespoons onto the sheet and cook 10-12 minutes. Cool for a minute on the sheet then transfer to a wire rack.

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So this is pretty much a repost, since it's just my chocolate oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, (man that post is old, it was my fourth way back in 2008!) minus the additional chocolate (if there is such a thing as additional chocolate) and with pretzel pieces in it. But, on the other hand it's a great, big, huge mountain of deliciousness so I just had to share.Plus my pictures are way better now. Heh.

Now, sweet and salty is kind of a controversial thing, some people love it (like me) some people think it's a crime against nature. I think those people are wrong, but hey, there's no accounting for taste. A lot of people think I'm nuts for not liking mushrooms, so what are you going to do? Me, I'm going to eat their share of the cookies. I mean, look at that. How can you not want it? Sweet, salty, chocolaty, crispy around the edges but chewy in the middle. Good times. Next time I make them I'm going to put more pretzels in, I think. You could taste them, but they weren't as strong a flavor as I wanted.

Heh, when I was measuring out the pretzels Noodles was spastic to find out what I was pouring into the bowl. She was pretty disappointed when it turned out to not be treats.

31 comments:

Dajana said...

Oh man, I love to dip salty pretzels into melted chocolate or Nutella, I guess that brings me to your side, doesn't it?
Gorgeous cookies, and a lovely curious cat. My dog gets crazy while I'm chopping stuff, I have to show him I'm only cutting tomatoes sometimes, and he still doesn't believe me :))

Mum in Bloom said...

Visiting from FoodBlogs.. boy these look so tastey. What a great way to get your sweet and salty fix! Very clever :)

DynamiteDebbie said...

I love sweet and salty--especially when it involves chocolate. Peanut m&ms and buttery popcorn? Bring it on! I also love mushrooms, so how about I just eat everyone's share of everything? Sounds good to me. I have a friend who puts potato chips in chocolate chip cookies...I haven't tried it yet, but I'm intrigued. By the way, I have a cocoa ripple ring in the oven for your nieces and nephew right now. Good mama, huh. :-)

Katherine said...

Mmmmm. Sweet and salty... I love those Take 5 candy bars with the pretzels in them!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love salty with sweet, delicious!

Meghan said...

I love salty/sweet combos (then again I hate mushrooms too!) I love that you've added pretzels to these cookies -yum!

Dawn said...

you know I love salty/sweet combos. and my cat eats potato chips, plain of course (cats aren't supposed to have anything onion). but my cat loves potato chips, go figure.

Hungry Dog said...

I love sweet and salty together--and your cookies look amazing. I've never put pretzels in...anything. What's my problem? I need to get on that, these look awesome.

Gwen said...

Adding pretzels to cookies is a delicious idea. I like the extra crunch and the sweet/salty combo. Like you said...good times.

Goldie said...

Awww....give Noodles a pretzel!!! LOL!!!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

LOL! No wonder Noodles grows and grows....
Using pretzels in making sweet cookies is a great idea to intensify the sweetness without adding extra sugar!

Bob said...

Dajana: Heh, whenever I open a can my cats think it's tuna and come running. I have to show them every time or else they just shark around me while I cook.

Mum in Bloom: Thanks for coming by!

Deb: You are a good mom. ;)

Katherine: Me too, those are the bomb.

Natashya: Thanks!

Meghan: Heh, finally another foodie who hates mushrooms!

Dawn: Potato chips? Thats even weirder than the cat I had who liked broccoli...

Hungry Dog: Thanks! Heh, you totally should get on it. ;)

Gwen: So true.

Goldie: Hey, I tried. She didn't want any. Heh.

Angie: Also true!

Karen said...

Love sweet & salty! I'm going to make some of these.

Mini Baker said...

the combo of sweet and salty is always so satisfying! these look great!

Jenn said...

Sweet, salty and a little bit of crunch. I like. I actually had an oatmeal cookie this morning, but it was store bought. (shhh...don't tell anyone. hehehe..)

5 Star Foodie said...

I like the sweet & salty combo with the addition of pretzels!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Pretzels! How awesome, how perfect. Pretzels is the perfect void filler for this cookie...salty and sweet! They look so good, so much texture.

Have a great weekend Bob!

Who Dat!

Sook said...

Mmm I have all the ingredients for this. It's Friday so I think I can permit myself to eat some goodies. :) Looks great!

pigpigscorner said...

Love the sweet and salty combo! Too bad my hubs is not a big fan. He hates salted chocolate -.-

Pam said...

Adding the pretzels is a great idea. Sweet and salty - perfect.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

Sweet and salty is one of my favorites. The cookies sound excellent. Moon would grab one of those pretzels - carry it away and munch.

A Year on the Grill said...

I love sweet with salt... and it is mean to tease the kitty

Velva said...

What a wonderful flavor combination of sweet and salty. Those cookies look scrumptious!

RKD said...

Wow! I love the extra crunch idea! nicely done!

Joanne said...

I would like your share AND my share of these cookies. Thank you very much.

I love sweet and salty. It is absolutely my favorite flavor combination. Ever. These cookies are my dream!

Melissa said...

Yum, those look good!

I have a recipe for sugar cookie type that has crushed chips in them. Salty and sweet, such a glorious combo! :-D

Kerstin said...

I've been a bit obsessed about putting pretzels in cookies lately so these are right up my alley - yum!!

Cathy said...

Sweet and salty is the the bomb! Your cookies look very tasty. Mushrooms are good, too, though...

Danielle said...

sweet and salty is yummy! I saw something like this somewhere else and thought it was odd...but you put it in a way thats appealing. I never would've thought pretzels in a would be good. now i'll hve to give it a try (maybe with a portion of dough, just to test it out)

Er said...

I have a recipe similar to this that I make often. I like to add dark chocolate cocoa powder and a mashed banana to keep them chewy while the pretzel provides the crunch.

Valerina said...

You can never go wrong with somethine sweet/salty! My only problem with these is the fact that I would eat most of the pretzels before they even made it into the cookie. :-)

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