Anyone else out there have an intense love of pretzels in their chocolate chip cookies?
What, haven't tried it yet? Oh, man you are missing out! :)
Maybe it's just me, but that crunchy saltiness seems to go marvelously well with chocolate chip cookies. It's seriously yummy!
Well, last time I was making cookies, I had a brilliant idea. I didn't have any regular pretzels in the house, but I did have pretzel crackers/pretzels thins, whatever you want to call them. I started breaking them up to put into the dough when I thought, "oooo, it'd be so good to just sandwich the cookie dough between to pretzels!" And I was right--extra crunchy goodness, perfect amount of salty and sweet, crunchy and chewy. Brilliant.
We gobbled those cookies right up.
Kind of a fancy and different twist on a classic cookie. Super easy to pull-off too. Here is an image of the dough sandwiched between cookies before going into the oven.
You may have to tinker around a bit to get the right amount of dough-to-pretzel ratio depending on your personal preference and your cookie recipe.
In the image above, that amount of cookie dough ended up being too much: it spread well beyond the pretzels, so the next batch I cut back on the amount of dough used and it was perfect (what was photoed in the first two images).
So, buy yourself a bag of pretzel crisps.
(what? in the market for a new recipe? try my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe here, or my favorite vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe here)
and sandwich away!