Chewy, Triple Chocolate, Double Peanut Butter, Pretzel Fudge Cookies


You know, I just don't know sometimes. Sometimes, I'm just tired or hungry, or wandering the aisles of the grocery store looking for some comfort in the form of junk food and I find some peanut butter and chocolate covered pretzels and I think, YES. And then, I come home and gild the lily by smashing them up and folding them into some double chocolate cookie dough with a dab of creamy peanut butter and sprinkle them with cocoa nibs because WE DESERVE IT. These are the go-big-or-go-home kind of cookies, the when-all-the-chips-are-on-the-table kind of cookies, the when-life-gives-you-lemons-you-make-chocolate-cookies kind of cookie.

Chewy, Triple Chocolate, Double Peanut Butter, Pretzel Fudge Cookies

Bowl #1

1/2 cup (120 grams) granulated sugar

1/2 cup (120 grams) dark brown sugar

10 tablespoons (141 grams) butter, room temperature

1/3 cup (95 grams) smooth peanut butter

Bowl #2

1 whole egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons buttermilk

Bowl #3

1 1/2 cups (220 grams) bread flour

1/2 cup (45 grams) cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

On the sidelines:

2 cups (170 grams) chocolate and peanut butter pretzels

2 cups (330 grams) chocolate chips

Cocoa nibs, for sprinkling- totally optional

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

2

In the first bowl, cream together all ingredients for a few minutes.

3

Add the second bowl to the first and continue to cream for another minute or so.

4

Add in the third bowl to the dough and mix until evenly combined.

5

Fold in the broken pretzels and chocolate chips and ensure they are evenly distributed.

6

I like to chill my cookie dough at this point. One, it helps to merry the flavors and two, it helps ensure a more uniform final product. If you choose to chill the dough, do so for about an hour. If you're lacking time, go ahead and skip this step.

7

Portion the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets. I use a cookie scoop but a sturdy spoon will do the trick just as well.

8

Bake your cookies in the prepared oven until barely set- about 20 minutes. Let cool, if you can, and devour.

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