Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Cookies

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A soft cookie stuffed with gooey caramel and loaded with lots of salty, crunchy pretzels. A glorious combination of sweet, salty with contrasting textures.

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I’m going to give my husband, Tyler, all the credit for these most amazing cookies. A couple Saturdays ago, I was experimenting in my kitchen with some new blog post recipes and I sent Tyler to the grocery store to get some heavy cream (Isn’t he the best?!?!). 20 minutes later he comes back with my cream and some cookies from the grocery store bakery. Now, if you’ve ever lived the life a food blogger, especially a food blogger who is obsessed with deserts, you will know that there is never a shortage of baked goods around the house. We are up over our ears in cake, cookies, muffins, cheesecake and brownies. Why did my husband bring home cookies from the grocery? Especially since, in my opinon, grocery store bakeries tend to have sub par cookies.

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These cookies weren’t just the average chocolate chip cookie, there were caramel pretzel cookies. Tyler knows my favorite flavor of frozen yogurt is Salted Caramel Pretzel; I get it every time we go (I won’t make judgments about Tyler’s favorite of strawberry yogurt topped with gummy bears, but at least he switches it up).

Anyway back to the grocery store cookies. They were good, but nothing life changing. However, Tyler and I were still convinced these flavors could be made into one awesome cookie. I started with my favorite cookie base (By this point, Tyler’s involvement in the process was over. He leaves my alone in my baking adventures. But, I am so happy that he is involved enough to suggest ideas for me and be my Chief Technical Advisor. Thank goodness for husbands with information systems degrees!).

Next, I added crushed pretzels and stuffed each ball of dough with a Rolo. And waited for them to chill, my least favorite part of cookie baking, but arguably the most important. The resulting cookie that came out of the oven was the softest, most fantastically gooey, caramely, cookie with a fabulous salty crunch for contrast. I don’t know if those descriptors are all real words, but that was a sentence from my heart. These are awesome cookies!

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If you want to read some tips on how to make soft, puffy cookies, start by reading my post on the best ever chocolate chip cookies. The basic recipe is very similar to these cookies. I also recommend eating these cookies within 24 hours of baking them, or else the pretzels become slightly stale. They are still great on later days, but they are the best while the pretzel still have their crunch. Nothing else too complicated. Happy Baking!!

Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Cookies

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Servings: 3 dozen

Ingredients 

  • 3 sticks butter softened (1 and 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3 dozen Rolo candies

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugars together in a large bolwl. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture.
  • Stir until combined. Stir in crushed pretzels. Using about a tablespoon of dough, roll each ball around a Rolo, completely sealing the candy inside the dough
  • Chill for at least 2 hrs or up to a couple days if you don't want to eat them right away.
  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease cookie sheet. Bake for 8-11 minutes until edges are lightly brown. Do not over-bake. The centers may still look doughy.
  • Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then cool completely on wire rack.
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Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Cookies

A soft cookie stuffed with gooey caramel and loaded with lots of salty, crunchy pretzels. A glorious combination of sweet, salty with contrasting textures.
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Additional Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen

Ingredients 

  • 3 sticks butter softened (1 and 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3 dozen Rolo candies

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugars together in a large bolwl. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture.
  • Stir until combined. Stir in crushed pretzels. Using about a tablespoon of dough, roll each ball around a Rolo, completely sealing the candy inside the dough
  • Chill for at least 2 hrs or up to a couple days if you don't want to eat them right away.
  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease cookie sheet. Bake for 8-11 minutes until edges are lightly brown. Do not over-bake. The centers may still look doughy.
  • Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie · Calories: 190kcal · Carbohydrates: 26g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 9g · Saturated Fat: 5g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g · Cholesterol: 31mg · Sodium: 256mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 12g
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  1. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says

    These look amazingly good! I love the combination of salty and sweet. And your husband’s choice of frozen yogurt sounds just like my husband’s! My husband usually gets some off the wall flavor and tops it with gummy worms/bears and lots of sprinkles. Men, go figure. 😉

  2. Mary Frances says

    Oh my lanta, Rolos and pretzels? You hit this one out of the park! Yeah, I know how you feel, whenever anyone buys desserts from the store, I’m like, but what about the dozens of cookies and cupcakes on the counter?? 😉 You two make an awesome pair (I’ve never understood the gummy bears on ice cream thang though …) and I’m so glad you remade this! These cookies look amazing!

  3. Renel says

    FYI- I just made these, followed your recipe exactly and came out with double the amount- 6 dozen! Maybe yous are really huge, but I rolled mine around the Rolo to about the size of a golf ball.

  4. Vicki says

    I’m curious how you refrigerate after rolling the dough around the rollos? I would think you would refrigerate the dough then put around the rolos, so do you put them on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours? I’m a bit confused. I’m in the middle of making these now, I’m sure they will be great!

  5. Marianne Griffin says

    Hi – I made these today and must have done something wrong. I followed the recipe to a tee but had so much dough that I could have made 6 dozen cookies or more! The dough was so dry that it took almost 2 tbsp. to cover the Rolo. I’m baking them tomorrow so I don’t know yet how they’ll turn out once they’re baked.

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