Dear baking world,
I’ve had a few thoughts about the baking blogging world. The first is that people are constantly coming up with creative ideas to turn something (in this case, white chocolate covered pretzels) into a cookie. Second, other bloggers’ creativity makes other bloggers be more and more creative until we are all making new, exciting recipes. What fun!
My goal was to make a cookie that tastes like white chocolate covered pretzels, which are probably one of my favorite things. Another sweet and salty mix that I love/could eat until the cows come home. So, off I went. I had this idea of melting white chocolate chips and creaming it into the butter and seeing what kind of magic that would work.
The first round left much to be desired. They were too hard, not soft and pillowy like I wanted. And that’s the beauty of cookie making: try and try again. So the next day I whipped up another batch, this time reducing the sugar (because white chocolate chips add a lot of additional sugar and I didn’t take this into account the first time) and added a little bit of cream cheese for softness. (Oh, and more pretzels, as per my roommate’s request.)
The results? Soft, pillowy cookies that taste just like white chocolate covered pretzels. I made the rest and took them to my friends’ apartment and they were gone within an hour and that makes me happy.
Enjoy! And happy baking,
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 oz. cream cheese
- 1/3 cup melted white chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cup flour (plus a little bit more if you think the dough is too soft)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cup pretzels
- Sprinkles (however much you’d like to add)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the white chocolate chips. Only microwave at 30 seconds a time. It only took about 30 seconds total and I stirred them until they fully melted.
- Cream together the melted white chocolate chips, butter and cream cheese. Add the sugar and continue creaming.
- Crush up the pretzels into big or small pieces (depends on your taste.)
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the pretzels and sprinkles.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Do not overmix.
- Roll into balls. Bake immediately, or roll out and freeze overnight.
- If freezing: bake for 13 minutes. If baking immediately, bake 10-12 minutes.