Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookie

I know I have said this before but I weird thing with Rachel Ray.

She is NOT my fav.

But I LOVE her magazine.

And I am going to go out on a limb and say that 99.9% of her recipes are NOT coming from her

but her staff.

This weekend I made a batch of cookies from this months issue. With a slight adaption.

Weirdo factoid about ME.

I DISLIKE nuts in my baked goods.

I know "NUTSO" {insert punch line drum beat}

Last night I ate around the nuts in my sisters b-day carrot cake.

So this recipe called for chopped peanuts, I substituted them with CHOCOLATE CHIPS!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter {at room temp}

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

2 eggs {at room temp}

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

6 cups miniature pretzels, chopped {seems like a lot but goes quickly}

-Preheat oven to 350. Arrange racks in upper and lower 3rd of oven.

-Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

-In bowl whisk together flour and baking soda.

-Using an electric mixer beat butter, sugar, and peanut butter on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 mins

-Add one egg at a time mixing well after each addition.

-With the mixer on low speed gradually add flour, until just combined.

-Stir in chocolate chips

-With the chopped pretzels in a bowl, take 1 1/2 in dough balls and coat in the pretzels. Add to cookie sheet {these do not spread to much so you can fit a good amount on each sheet}

-Bake, rotating the pans after 10 mins. Bake a total of 15 mins until golden brown but still soft to the touch.

-Let cool slightly then transfer to cool surface.



Tina said...

i agree. not a big fan of rachael but her magazine is super bright & fun & lots of great finds inside.
i'll have to try these' i've been on a pb kick lately. you may like these (low glycemic but delish!):
Oven at 350 degrees
1 cup of peanut butter (stirred well)
3/4 cup sucanat
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 oz of dark chocolate broken into small pieces
Mix all but choc. Stir in chocolate pieces.
Bake 10-12 min on parchment lined baking sheets

Michelle (michabella) said...

Mmmm. Those look great!!! Oh & I am not a fan of Rachael Ray either but I too love some of her recipes!

Kendra said...

Yummy, those look delicious! I'm printing this recipe off and making them ASAP! :)

Heather - Chickabug said...

NOM NOM! Those look FABULOUS! This recipe is now at the top of my weekend to-do list... ; )

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

I made something like these but with chocolate last night...very good!

dining room tables said...

These look great! Love the peanut butter thing in there.