Let me tell you about the evolution of these pretzel and peanut butter M&M cookies. It all started just before Valentine’s Day when I was wandering around target. Some people think facebook and pinterest are time sucks, but I think Target is the worst of all. Anyway, I found myself in the seasonal/holiday aisle. I found Valentine’s Day peanut butter M&M’s and I knew I had to make cookies with them. But you know what happened, right? I ate the whole bag before I made cookies. Fast forward a few weeks and I found Easter pretzel M&M’s. Again, I knew I needed to make cookies. And again, you know what happened. The bag got eaten before the cookies could be made. Story of my life. Thankfully, the third time is the charm. I couldn’t decide if I should make peanut butter M&M cookies or pretzel M&M cookies. I decided to merge the two together and do peanut butter M&M’s with pretzels. Now that I think about it peanut butter cookies with pretzel M&M’s would be good too. I guess I’ll be making another trip to target tomorrow…
This is the section of the post where I talk about how good these cookies are. But you are already on your way to Target to buy M&M’s so I’ll just skip straight to the recipe.
2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ sticks (12 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter M&M’s
½ cup pretzels, broken up but not crushed.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix the flour and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and both sugars. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour. Mix until a batter forms. Fold in the M&M’s and pretzels.
Grab about 1 tablespoon of dough and place on the baking sheet. Grab another tablespoon of dough and place it on top of the 1st one. They should be pretty tall. Leave a large space around each dough ball because they will spread. Bake for about 15 minutes; let cool. I got about 16 cookies.
Source: Inspired by How Sweet It Is