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Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies

April 26th is National Pretzel Day! It was really hard to narrow down a recipe to make because I love pretzels in all their forms, soft, twisted, rods, sticks, rolls, nuggets. After some deliberation, I picked Jackie R's Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies from Taste of Home.
I used thin pretzel sticks because they were easier to break up consistently than the small twists. I only made one other small change to the recipe and that was to swap out half of the M&Ms called for with semi sweet chocolate chips.

They're not joking when they say these cookies are loaded up.  I've never had a cookie turn out so thick and chewy that I didn't have to refrigerate the dough before baking!  You get a mouthful of goodness in every bite whether it's the coconut, M&Ms, chocolate chips or pretzels.

Be sure to go and check out what the other bloggers made for #NationalPretzelDay using the links down below!

Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies

Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups thin pretzel sticks, broken
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. 
  2. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Scoop dough into balls; place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. 
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

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    These cookies are a great way to use up all the odds and ends sitting in the baking cupboard. Thanks Jolene.
    Karen said…
    One of my very favorite cookies! So delicious!
    Hezzi-D said…
    All of my favorites in one cookie! Love that sweet and salty flavor.
    Jennifer said…
    I love cookies with pretzels in them. There is just something about salty and sweet together.
    Inger said…
    Fun cookie. Love a salty sweet combo!

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