M&M – Reece’s – Pretzel Cookies

December 20, 2012
This recipe was inspired by my sister Megen, who requested a tasty treat combining peanut butter and pretzels. This suggestion sounded pretty delicious to me, and I thought I would take her idea a bit further and incorporate chocolate, too. You truly cannot go wrong with that sweet and salty combination.

The result is a chocolate-peanut butter-pretzel concoction packed with M&Ms, Reece’s Pieces, pretzel pieces, and peanut butter. Could you ask for anything more? I didn’t think so either.
Ahhh my tower tipped over!
Don’t worry Megs, these will be on our cookie tray this year:)

M&M Reece’s Pretzel Cookies 

(for lack of a better name)

Yields ~60 large 3-inch cookies (Can easily cut recipe in half)
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter – softened
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar – packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbls. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups thin pretzel sticks (I used Rold Gold)
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 cup Reece’s Pieces
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fully combined and smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together flour and baking soda.
  5. Incorporate flour into peanut butter mixture until JUST combined.
  6. Put pretzels in a large zip-top bag, and using a rolling pin, break them into small pieces.
  7. Fold broken pretzels, M&Ms, and Reece’s Pieces into cookie dough until evenly distributed.
  8. Scoop cookie dough by tablespoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Press dough down lightly.
  9. Bake for 10-11 minutes, remove from oven and allow cookies to firm up on cookie sheet for about 2-3 minutes.
  10. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from the delicious Sally’s Baking Addiction

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