We are back! Or sort of.... It has been months since our last blog post as we have been busy launching our new business, PIEDAHO BAKERY! It has been quite a journey, but now you can order our pies and actually taste what we have been baking. Go check out out as we have just restocked some pies and have lots of new flavors like Pear Pie with Pistachio Frangipane and Sour Cherry Honey Almond Pie.
We didn't want to totally give up here, so we still are baking and cooking away, the kids have to eat...LOL. This cookie we came up with over the holidays as we are suckers for anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Salty, sweet, heaven. I tend to eat this cookie and pretend it is like a protein bar, it has peanut butter, hence, its good for me! It is a great pick me up at three-thirty when the day is not done and all those evening activities like homework, reading, dinner, baths and bedtimes loom. By adding the pretzel, it doesn't feel too sweet, and they provide this nice little surprise crunch!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Pretzel cookie
12 large cookies
1½ cup level flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chunks, either chopped semi sweet or dark chocolate or morsels
½ cup crushed pretzels
Preheat oven to 375
Add the butter and sugars to a mixer and cream until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
Add peanut butter to the butter and sugar and mix for 1 minute until combined then add the egg and vanilla. Beat until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, and then fold in the chocolate and pretzels.
Chill dough for about ½ hour.
Scoop dough into about 1 ½ inch balls and place on baking sheet, flattening a bit with the back of a spatula.
Bake for 11-12 minute until just beginning to brown.
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