Pretzel Cookies with M & M’s

20 Apr

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One of my favorite dessert combinations is sweet and salty.  This is a new recipe I just tried and I will definitely be making these cookies again!    These tender chewy cookies combine the sweetness of M & M’s and coconut with the crunchy saltiness of miniature pretzels.  What a great combination!  My kids loved these.

Ingredients:

1 cup softened butter (2 sticks) be sure to use butter, not margarine

1 cup sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups miniature pretzels, broken into small pieces (3.5 oz. serving size bag is 2 cups)

1 1/2 cups flaked coconut

1 1/2 cups M & M’s

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream softened butter and both sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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Beat in eggs and vanilla.

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Add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and beat to combine.

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Spoon in the flour, about a half-cup at a time and beat until well combined.

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Break the pretzels into small pieces.

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Stir in by hand,  the coconut, M & M’s, and broken pretzels. (Notice I used M & M eggs left over from Easter.  They worked fine, but regular M & Ms are what’s called for.)

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Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto parchment lined baking sheet.

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Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

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Let cool on the pan for a few minutes to set, then remove to a wire rack to cool.

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2 Responses to “Pretzel Cookies with M & M’s”

  1. Danny @ 1227 Foster April 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    I love the addition of the pretzels for that extra layer of texture – sounds so good! :)

  2. Leslie April 21, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Heath has already told me we’re trying this recipe! Haha!! We love salty and sweet desserts! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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