Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies-chocolate cookies with a gooey caramel center, pretzel pieces, and a sprinkling of sea salt. These cookies are sweet and salty perfection!
You guys are loving our Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies right now. They are going crazy on Pinterest and Facebook. I am so glad because they are one of my favorite cookies. I was going to make them the other day because Pinterest had me craving them like mad, but I decided to do a spin off of the cookies. I am always up for trying a new cookie recipe. This time, I made Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies. Oh man, they are soooooo good! Now, I don’t know which cookie I like better. They are both incredible.
If you are a chocaholic, like me, you will love these cookies. If you are a sweet and salty fanatic, like me, you will love these cookies. If you are a cookie monster, like me, you will love these cookies. These Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies really have everything going for them. They are pretty perfect.
The chocolate cookies are made with cocoa and chocolate chips. The chocolate flavor is rich and intense! There are pretzel pieces in the chocolate cookies AND an extra special surprise. Wait for it….a chewy, gooey caramel center! To complete the sweet and salty theme, I sprinkled the cookies with sea salt.
Oh, yeah!!!!!! Give me a stack and a tall glass of milk!
These cookies are SO good warm, when the caramel is still ooey and gooey and the chocolate chips are melty! I highly recommend you eat one right out of the oven.
If you like our Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies, I am sure you will love these Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies too. They are both amazing. And if you can’t decide which ones to bake? I say bake them both. You can never have too many cookies:)
If you like these cookies, you might also like:
- Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Salted Caramel Sauce
- Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars
Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pretzels
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- About 20 caramel candy squares cut in half (I use Kraft caramels)
- Sea salt for sprinkling on cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and sea salt.
- With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract and mix until combined.
- Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the pretzel pieces and chocolate chips.
- Form the cookie dough into balls, about 2 tablespoons of dough. Place a caramel piece in the center of the dough ball, making sure the cookie dough completely covers the caramel. This will prevent the caramel from oozing out in the oven. Place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt.
- Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
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Love the sweet & salty! I am normally not a chocolate cookie person, but these were delicious! It reminded me of a brownie in a cookie. Would these do well baked as a brownie instead?
My cookies stayed a bit risen and didn’t spread like the picture, which was why I didn’t give this 5 stars. What wasn’t I doing? Should I have flattened them before, is there a technique I am missing? Anyhow, would make these again for any chocolate lovers! Thanks for the great recipe!
Sounds like too much flour. Did you pack your flour? I always fluff my flour, spoon it into the cup and then level. Next time, reduce by 1/4 cup to be safe. That should help. Glad you liked the cookies!
Delicious! Question for the future: can this dough be frozen?
Glad you liked the cookies! Yes, you can freeze the dough.
I love these cookies and so does everyone in my family. I have been making them for a couple years now. I have altered it and not used the Caramels. I use caramel chips or Hershey’s salted caramel chips that I buy in the chocolate chip isle. They are super yummy!!!!
Absolutely delicious!! Definitely the perfect cookie for a chocolate lover! A few things to consider : 2 tbsp. of dough with a caramel inside makes for an enormous cookie. My cookies didn’t spread out, like other reviewers, and were a bit stiff – which made for the caramel to remain hard and solid inside. About halfway through, I tried it with about half the dough and half the caramel and they were better. Just made for a large, stiff cookie. Not to mention, I had to double the cook time to make sure they were cooked all the way through… Although it tasted GREAT! Would love to know how to make these so they look like the picture – they’re definitely delicious!
Hi! I’m excited to make this recipe, but wondering how many cookies it should yield. Thanks!
About 32 cookies
Hello! Can this recipe easily be doubled? Thanks!
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