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Peppermint Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try a new twist on holiday cookies this season with my Peppermint Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies! Soft and chewy peppermint cookies with chocolate chips and pretzels create a sweet and salty explosion of minty goodness with each bite! Sprinkled with flaky sea salt, these cookies have that sweet and salty allure all wrapped up in a bow!

If you're looking for more Christmas cookies, check out some of my other favorites like my Simple Christmas Shortbread Cookies, Cranberry Orange Thumbprints, or my Frosted Gingerbread Cookies.

peppermint pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This holiday inspired chocolate chip cookie will transport you to a winter wonderland of taste! These Peppermint Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies have a soft and chewy texture, they’re studded with chocolate chips, and they have the crunch of salty pretzels with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top.

I use my favorite Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor which infuses these cookies with a refreshing coolness, evoking the spirit of the season, while the rich chocolate chips and crunchy pretzels provide a satisfying contrast of textures.

Serve these Peppermint Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies with hot cocoa for a warm and cozy treat. Or add them on top of ice cream for a cool Christmas dessert if you live in a place where you have warmer weather. Either way, your taste buds will be singing Christmas carols with every bite.

peppermint pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Tips for Peppermint Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

• Use soft butter. You guys are probably so sick of me saying this in the tips for most recipes, haha. But, it is so true! Soft butter is key to so many recipes. I like to leave butter out on the counter overnight to allow it to soften naturally at room temperature.

• I prefer to use light brown sugar here, as opposed to dark brown. The only difference between light and dark brown sugar is the amount of molasses in the sugar. So, dark brown sugar just has more molasses than light brown, therefore having a darker and richer flavor. I like these cookies to be lighter, so that's why I use the light brown sugar.

• You can also swap out the light brown sugar for powdered sugar if you want to make these with a sugar cookie base. If you are going to do that, then swap out the light brown sugar for 71 grams (1/2 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted.

• I use mini pretzel twists in these cookies, as when you add them into the mixer they just break up easily. You can also use pretzel sticks, or pieces as well, any type of pretzels will be fine.

• I top these with a flaky sea salt, which I love! You can also use fine sea salt in a pinch, but I love the way the coarse sea salt looks on top of the cookies.

peppermint pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for Peppermint Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookes

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Homemade Organic Light Brown Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Baking Soda

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Equal Exchange Organic Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Organic Pretzel Twists

Flaky Sea Salt

peppermint pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

peppermint pretzel chocolate chip cookies
peppermint pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Peppermint Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

24

cookies

My all time favorite Christmas cookie, this sweet and salty cookie is made up of a chewy peppermint cookie with pretzels, semi sweet chocolate chips, and topped with a flaky sea salt.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 170 grams (3/4 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) organic packed light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons organic peppermint flavor

  • 2 organic large eggs

  • 255 grams (2 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 198 grams (1 cup) organic semi sweet chocolate chips

  • 57 grams (2 ounces) organic pretzel twists

  • Flay sea salt, for topping

Directions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, light brown sugar, and peppermint flavor. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.
  • Add the eggs, flour, baking powder, and sea salt and mix on low to combine into a dough. Next, add the pretzels and chocolate chips and mix to combine.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into 24 balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the cookies onto the two baking sheets, spacing them at least 1-inch apart.
  • Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt immediately after they come out of the oven.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Notes

  • Gluten Free — Use gluten free pretzels. Replace the all purpose flour with 269 grams (1 3/4 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
  • High Altitude — Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms.

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