Cookies, Dessert

chocolate cookies with pretzels and sea salt

Friends, before I get on with this recipe, I wanted to give you a fun heads up on a new blog I’ll be working on. Do y’all remember our first ever Ina Garten Day? Well, we had so much fun doing it in the fall that we’ve decided a summer version is a must, so Maddi and our new-to-Ina day pal Amy are ironing their flowing denim shirts for a new round of Ina adoration and recipes. Hydrangeas abound! I am SO excited!

Alright, alright – now let’s focus on these cookies. You guys know I’m not super into sweets, but I’ve got to tell you, these cookies totally rocked. My friend Amy even said they were good enough to add to her mom Joan’s very exclusive Christmas cookie list! 🙂 If you love sweet and salty like I do, run to the grocery store, make these, and don’t share very many – because you’ll want to eat them all. I used the base for this cookie recipe from Pioneer Woman’s triple chocolate cookies. That lady knows her cookies. I really hope you give these a try and love them as much as I do!


Cook Time: 10 minutes per batch
Servings: 36

2-1/2 sticks softened butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose Flour
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups chopped pretzels
1 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
sea salt for topping

First, preheat oven to 350°F. Then, using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, scraping the sides once. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Then mix in vanilla.

Mix the dry ingredients together, then add in batches to the mixer, mixing until just combined after each addition.

Gently blend in chocolate chips and pretzels, reserving a bit of each for the tops of the cookies.

Next, place a generous tablespoon portion onto a baking sheet. Dot the top of each cookie with 2 to 3 chocolate chips and a few bits of pretzels so they show up on top. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are barely done but still soft and chewy. Be sure not to over bake.

Cool on a baking rack, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top and eat ’em all!


13 thoughts on “chocolate cookies with pretzels and sea salt

  1. I need a half dozen of these cookies!! Can’t wait to hear about the Ina Day. Too much fun!! What will you be Cooking For Jeffrey?!?! 😆

  2. What’s not to love about this, it has all my favorite ingredients: Chocolate, crunchy pretzels and then the extra salt on top!!!
    So here I am following your blog and would like to know if you may be interested to be a Guest poster with us, and share some of your awesome recipes on our blog?

    Have a look at: and leave me a note in the comments of this post, with a link to your recipe, if you’re interested. That will be just fantastic. Hope to hear from you soon 😊

    1. Hi there! Thanks so much for the note! I’d be happy for you to share whichever recipes you’d like! The one you commented on here has been pretty popular if you’d like to share, but happy to get you whatever you’re looking for, if you have specific requests! 🙂 Thanks! Annie

      1. Annie. You decide which you wish to submit. Also remember, I have no limit on entries so feel free to send whatever you wish and I will schedule accordingly and let you know the release dates within 24 hours. Thanks very much for participating. Let your followers know and just maybe they will also follow me and participate. 😉

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