Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies April 30, 2015 16:17


3 C All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 C butter, softened
1 C brown sugar, packed
2/3 C sugar
2 eggs
3 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1 C peanut butter chips
1 C broken pretzel pieces
Coarse Sea Salt for Sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift together flour, sea salt and baking soda in a medium size bowl and set aside.  In Bosch, fitted with cookie paddles, cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla bean paste until well combined.  Slowly add in flour mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and pretzel pieces by hand.  Using a cookie scoop, scoop out cookies onto a baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.  Drizzle Caramel Icing over top if desired and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. 

Caramel Icing

3/4 C softened butter
2 1/2 C Powdered Sugar
1 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C milk
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp vanilla

In Bosch, fitted with wire whisks, beat butter until creamy.  Add powdered sugar and brown sugar, beat for 3 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients and beat 3-4 minutes or until creamy.  Add additional milk to acheive drizzling consistency.