February 19, 2010

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Cookies


Kettle Corn.  Ripe melon wrapped with prosciutto.  Trail mix with nuts and pineapple.  Chocolate covered peanuts.  Honk if you love sweet and salty food!

If you honked, you'll love this cookie recipe, modified just a bit, from Bob's blog, Cooking Stuff. A lot of you have probably been to Bob's blog.  Bob cooks a lot of stuff with bacon.  Bob loves bacon.  Did you know that Bob meows?  The real Bob, that is.  And when Bob talks about noodles, he's not talking about pasta.  Oh, my... even I'm confused and I know what I'm talking about!

I'm not much of a baker... too much measuring... too exact.  But lately, I've gotten into making cookies somehow, and that's the least thing I like to bake!  

What I hate about making cookies is that it seems like I'm never finished.  Scoop, wait 15 minutes.  Scoop, wait 15 minutes.  Scoop, wait 15 minutes. I'm always glad when I get to the bottom of the bowl of cookie dough. 

What I love about making cookies is the little ice cream scoop that I use to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet.  The cookies turn out so uniform, so pretty!  

If you don't hate making cookies, give these a try... I think you'll like them!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies
1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup crushed pretzels, (use a rolling pin)


Preheat oven to 350F; line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sift flour and baking soda together and set aside.  Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well.  Add vanilla.  Add the flour mixture and mix well. Add the oats, chocolate chips and pretzels and mix well. Place rounded tablespoons onto the sheet and cook 10-14 minutes. Cool for a minute on the sheet then transfer to a wire rack.

22 comments:

  1. These sound terrific with the combination of sweet & salty! Yum!

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  2. They sound and look delicious! love the picture!

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  3. i love pretzels, this sounds like a great combo. not to mention how appetizing they look!

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  4. Did you hear me honking? I LOVE sweet and salty together. I can't wait to try these!

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  5. I don't LOVE making cookies the way I love making bread or cake but I certainly love eating them. And I also certainly love sweet and salty. Fabulous!

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  6. Thanks for the shout out! They do look perfect, much better than mine did. Heh.

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  7. My husband love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and he loves pretzels - this is THE ultimate cookie for him! Thanks to you and Bob, I know what treat Mr. Noodle will be enjoying this weekend. 8-)

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  9. I love sweet and salty and I think I'd love these cookies!
    I used to love baking cookies, but don't do it as much now, but I'll have to try these. Thanks Karen!

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  10. I don't bake cookies very often any more, but every once in awhile I get the urge. I love the sweet-salty combination, too. Honk, honk.

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  11. I've never put pretzels in cookies before, but that sounds AWESOME. seriously...with pretzels and chocolate you can't go wrong.

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  12. As the kids say nowadays: OMG!

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  13. karen, i wanted to say thanks for an older post i read a while back and can't find again - the one with the link for the boston vanilla company. i just got my beans, the madagascan ones and they smell divine!!!! not to mention they were way less expensive, even with shipping, than at my market. thanks a lot for that link! now i've gotta go make some luscious panna cotta or something, to celebrate :)

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  14. What a unique twist on an oatmeal cookie. WOW! This is a keeper!

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  16. I LOVE the pretzel and chocolate combo, salty and sweet and the best!

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  17. Um, beep beep for sure over here! These sound delish! I actually love to bake (not much of a cook, isn't that how it always works out?) so I must thank Bob for this yummy sounding recipe. I love the salt of pretzels but don't like them in their natural form so much, this will do just the trick. If they aren't chocolate covered of course. Then again, that might work in this cookie too...

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  18. This is delight full and Joanne being ur sweetfren too, am inviting u here for her little party(its her birthday dear -i know that u know dear) which is a suprise party for her ...do leave her a wish in the sprinkles ok.....my feeds arent working or updating ,so am trying my best to find all her pals to leave her a wish in the sprinkles before she gets there or even after....will ya help too to make it a little sucess....and leave her a wish too?

    http://vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com/2010/02/joannes-birthday-middle-eastern-chicken.html?showComment

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  19. Totally honking on this one Karen. And I just bought the cutest little pretzel balls in Amish country last weekend. They are so tiny, like the size of a small peanut. Perfect! for this. But can you believe I am out of butter? Off to the store tomorrow.

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  20. You could sell these with no trouble, Karen. These really are alluring. It's a good thing you aren't nearby because I couldn't say no to these. Really, really nice.

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  21. Oh, man, this is so evil to me right now.

    (I gave up flour and dairy for Lent. I want them. All of them. Now!)

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  22. Oh boy these sound good....if you like these try salted caramel.

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