Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tried & True Tuesday ~ Loaded Sweet & Salty Cookies

There is something about sweet and salty that I love and crave!  So in my most recent quest for a sweet-salty tooth, I made a batch of cookies loaded with sweet and salty goodness.

Today I'm sharing a loaded Sweet & Salty Cookie recipe.  I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough and added a few favorites for the perfect sweet and salty fix!   Semi-sweet chocolate chips, Reese's peanut butter chips, pieces of pretzels and caramel bits...a sweet & salty winner!

Loaded Sweet & Salty Cookies Recipe:

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  • 1 cup Salted Butter/Softened at room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar - press brown sugar down when measuring
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of All-Purpose Flour 
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup Caramel Bits (optional- can substitute with extra chocolate and/or PB chips)
  • 1 cup Pretzel Pieces (small pretzel sticks broken them into small pieces)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until they are smooth/creamy.  Next, add eggs and vanilla.  Blend well, until smooth/creamy.  Now add flour, then salt and baking soda on top - mix until all the dry ingredients are just blended - Do Not Over Mix. Last, add chocolate and peanut butter chips, caramel bits and pretzels   Fold the ingredients into the dough, until just blended.  Do not over mix.  Place heaping round tablespoons of dough on a ungreased cookie sheet, approximately one inch apart.  {I use The Pampered Chef's Medium size scooper for the dough, it's the perfect size and I never have to touch the dough - love that!}  Place cookies in the oven on middle rack and bake for 9-11 minutes, depending on your oven.   Bake until cookies turn a light golden brown.   Remove, place cookies on rack to cool. Recipe makes 4 dozen cookies.  ENJOY! 

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Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I like everything in these cookies. Sound so yummy!!

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

No fair - I want a cookie!!! We cant get those yummy ingredients here so I declare that you need to ship me a huge batch!
Ok so seriously how good are they?

Reecea Henderson said...

I love sweet and salty. I love cookies. I would call these the PERFECT PMS cookies:) Pinning!



Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Mary my mouth is watering right now, yum!

LittleMyoo said...

I simply want to sit and eat the entire bowl of dough until i slip off into a sugar coma.....what a way to go...

Artsy VaVa said...

Sounds delicious! I came over after reading Danni's (Silo Hill Farms) post about you. New follower.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Sweet and salty....I'm there!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

These look amazing!! My kind of cookie!!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't find the caramel bits, so I used Heath toffee bits and they came out fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Just finished making these and they are amazing! The cookies are perfectly fluffy! Thanks for the recipe!