The combination of sweet and salty, to me, is perfect. I definitely crave sweet things more than I do crave savory (surprise, surprise). But do still have my fair share of savory foods, and when that craving hits, boy does it hit hard. Combining the two with sweet and salty flavors is my idea of heaven. Really. That’s why these chocolate chunk pretzel cookies are so dreamy.
Not to mention, though, salt really helps to bring out the sweetness, especially in these cookies which just makes them that much better! These cookies are filled with big chunks of chopped chocolate, pieces of roughly chopped pretzels and SO much flavor.
They have a slight crunch on the outside, and are super soft on the inside. The chocolate is extra gooey (I’ll tell you why, shortly!) and the pretzels are the greatest compliment to the pools of melty chocolate in these chocolate chunk pretzel cookies.
Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookie Recipe Tips:
- For the pools of melty delicious chocolate, chop your own chocolate! Of course, just using store bought chocolate chunks or chopping up a chocolate bar are perfectly fine. But for the best pools of chocolate? (if possible) Get a block of chocolate and chop it into large chunks and use those in your cookies.
- Roughly chop the pretzel pieces! Don’t use whole pretzels as they’ll be too large for the balls of dough.
- Bake for 12 – 13 minutes for the gooey-est center! Bake for 14 minutes for cookies that are less gooey in the middle and a bit more crunchy.
Looking for more cookies to satisfy that sweet tooth? Here are a few of my other favorite cookie recipes: