Ok, so I totally watched Elf last week. It’s not my fault, it was on TV. I couldn’t stop myself. I know there are two camps out there – those that are all about Christmas the second Halloween is over and those that think it is necessary to get past Thanksgiving first. I am usually in the second camp but when I saw that it was on, I just couldn’t resist. It cracks me up every time. Please forgive me.
Although cookies aren’t listed as the four food groups for elves, I totally think an exception would be made for these delicious gems. They are sweet and salty, soft and crunchy….how could you go wrong? I mean, look at the little pretzel pieces poking out. You can’t tell me you don’t get all “super cute” over them. It’s kind of undeniable.
recipe from The Foodie and The Family
makes 24 Cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup pretzels, broken up
sea salt for sprinkling
1. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until fluffy (2-3 minutes). On low speed, add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and pretzels. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop onto the parchment paper in well rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack.