Nutella Pretzel Cookies

My mom and I decided a while ago that we are not to be trusted with jars of Nutella in the house. One spoonful quickly turns into two and the next thing we know we’re dipping pretzel after pretzel in this delicious chocolate spread. And let me tell you, Nutella induced food comas are never fun. Eric, on the other hand would beg to differ. Nutella & Pretzels are a snack he discovered last summer, and one he has become quite proud of. I don’t think you could ever give the boy enough of this stuff. So when he suggested I create a cookie inspired by a chocolate covered pretzel, I thought I would take it to the next level and add Nutella, Europe’s delicious gift to America. These Nutella Pretzel cookies pack a lot of flavor into a such a small dessert. They capture that perfect collision of salty and sweet flavors in a new way. Don’t get me wrong, dipping pretzels into Nutella is a pastime I thoroughly enjoy. But these cookies offer that same delicious flavor combination in a slightly more sophisticated way. Plus eating just one cookie will satisfy your Nutella -Pretzel craving, saving you from consuming an entire jar which will surely result in a terrible stomach ache. So whip up these cookies as soon as you can. Just make sure you hide the jar of Nutella immediately after.
Ingredients:Makes 24 cookies
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • 2/3 cup pretzels, crushed into pieces
Preparation:
  1. Sift together dry ingredients in a medium bowl
  2. Next, cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl
  3. Beat in Nutella until mixture is a pale chocolate color
  4. Beat in egg, & vanilla into butter mixture
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture until well incorporated
  6. Stir in chocolate chunks & crushed pretzels
  7. Spoon batter unto greased cookie sheets in tablespoon sized spoonfuls
  8. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Nutella Pretzel Cookies

  1. Pingback: M&M Blondies | Miss Petite Sweets

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s