peanut butter pretzel oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

 

I made these cookies for my husband on his birthday one year, and they quickly became a household favorite. We both love chocolate and peanut butter, so these fully loaded, salty-sweet cookies were a huge hit! But really, what's not to love when oats, chocolate chunks, and peanut butter pretzels are all involved?! You may want to whip up a double batch and keep some dough in the freezer, so that cookies are never too far away when the craving hits. Also make sure not to over-bake, so you'll get that delicious gooey, chewy center!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter pretzels, crushed
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 375. Beat butter and sugar together in a stand mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt, then add in oats. Fold in peanut butter pretzels and chocolate chunks. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove dough from fridge and use an ice cream scoop to form big balls. Set on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Lightly press down on dough to flatten. Bake for about 10 minutes. Enjoy warm from the oven or cooled!

*Adapted from Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies by How Sweet It Is.