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Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies

April 26th is National Pretzel Day! It was really hard to narrow down a recipe to make because I love pretzels in all their forms, soft, twisted, rods, sticks, rolls, nuggets. After some deliberation, I picked Jackie R's Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies from Taste of Home.
I used thin pretzel sticks because they were easier to break up consistently than the small twists. I only made one other small change to the recipe and that was to swap out half of the M&Ms called for with semi sweet chocolate chips.

They're not joking when they say these cookies are loaded up.  I've never had a cookie turn out so thick and chewy that I didn't have to refrigerate the dough before baking!  You get a mouthful of goodness in every bite whether it's the coconut, M&Ms, chocolate chips or pretzels.

Be sure to go and check out what the other bloggers made for #NationalPretzelDay using the links down below!

Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies

Loaded Up Pretzel Cookies
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups thin pretzel sticks, broken
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. 
  2. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Scoop dough into balls; place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. 
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

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    1. These cookies are a great way to use up all the odds and ends sitting in the baking cupboard. Thanks Jolene.

    2. One of my very favorite cookies! So delicious!

    3. All of my favorites in one cookie! Love that sweet and salty flavor.

    4. I love cookies with pretzels in them. There is just something about salty and sweet together.

    5. Fun cookie. Love a salty sweet combo!


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