Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Ghirardelli LUXE Milk Chocolate Crisp Pretzel Cookies

You know, I love chocolate. Now pretzels added to that equation is simply heaven. And of course I had to make a delicious treat using Ghirardelli's LUXE Milk Crisp Bar. So I made some outrageous cookies. You'll die when you taste these.

The crispy & creamy nature of the chocolates paired with salty pretzels combined in a cookie, was absolutely scrumptious. I love sweet and salty concoctions. It was pure joy! I've seen some bloggers use pretzels in cookies and I was dying to make my own.

Printable Recipe
1/2 Cup Butter (one stick) melted
1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (I only had a teaspoon of vanilla extract left and it worked just fine, you may use more if you wish)
1-3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Cup of Broken Pieces of Salted Pretzels
1-1/2 Cups Ghirardelli's LUXE Milk Crisp Bar (two 3 oz bars)

1. Combine the flour, baking powder & soda, salt and sift together, set aside. Preheat your oven to 300º degrees.

2. A) Prepare the chocolates by breaking it into B) small pieces. C) Also break the pretzel's in bite size pieces. D) Cut up the butter and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds, set aside.

3. In a bowl using a whisk or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter & sugars on medium speed and blend until creamy, about 30 seconds. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and mix for an additional 30 seconds.

4. A) Add the flour mixture slowly to the butter mixture on low speed for 15 seconds. B) Stir in the Ghirardelli's LUXE Milk Crisp Bar using a spatula, mix well. C) Add the pretzels bits and D)  mix well.

5. A) Line a baking sheet and create a golf ball sized cookie dough and place about 3 inches apart and gently push down the cookie dough a bit. Bake for 25 minutes. B) Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Some of my favorites things, chocolates and pretzels. What more can a girl ask for. Simply delicious. Grab a glass of milk or a cup of coffee and indulge yourself! Happy baking friends!

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  1. Lisa said... October 19, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    I've always wanted to try pretzels in my cookies for that salty sweet combo that everyone raves about. These sound so good, especially since they have Ghirardelli chocolate added to them as well. My family does something sort of similar for a crispies cookie - we add Rice Krispies to our chocolate chip shortbread cookie recipe and it always tastes great.

  2. caroliny said... October 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Hello! congratulations! 'by revenue! your fan from Brazil!

  3. cooperl788 said... October 19, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Those look sooo good! I love sweet and salty together, so these are definitely going on my Christmas cookie list. As usual, your food photography is great!

  4. Jennifurla said... October 19, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    They looks fantastic, the ddition of pretzel is cool!

  5. Sommer J said... October 19, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    ooo I am totally loving the sweet and salty combo! Great job constructing this recipe! Looks like a winner. If only those chocolates were sold here....le sigh

  6. Kayla said... October 19, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Those look so good! I think I might have to make them sometime soon...


  7. jose manuel said... October 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Que galletas más geniales, esto para una merienda, de lujo


  8. alison said... October 19, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    delicious cookies!

  9. Karen said... October 19, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    I really love chocolate sweets that have little bits of salt in them. This sounds yummy!

  10. Monet said... October 19, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Aren't they just outstanding? I love adding pretzels to chocolate chip cookies...they were a new discovery to me earlier this year and now I make them all the time! Your cookies look delicious. Now I just need a tall glass of milk. Thanks for sharing...and for your kind thoughts.

  11. Dimah said... October 19, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Those look so delicious! Love that combination! Thanks for sharing :D

  12. blackbookkitchendiaries said... October 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    these look to die for, i should bake some soon:) thanks for sharing.

  13. Leanne said... October 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Oh my. These are almost too much!

  14. Zoe said... October 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    pretzels in cookies...I want to try that too!

  15. ~Lisa~ said... October 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    They really are delicious. I wish I would have made these sooner!

  16. jen cheung said... October 19, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    yumms! my favorite! chocolate - i can have it anytime! Except the problem is - I cant! :( because of the sugar count and calories! this sucks!

    Have a great day!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

  17. GreenGirl said... October 19, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    salty chocolate cookies, oh my and the look so perfect, I so want want right now

  18. baking.serendipity said... October 19, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    I love fancy chocolate like Ghiradelli and the chocolate-pretzel combination as well. Good call on these cookies, girlie! Wish I could pop over for one :)

  19. SUNFLOWERS8 said... October 20, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Ciao Lisa i pretzel nei biscotti non li ho mai provati ma se mi assicuri che sono buoni mi "sacrifico" e faccio volentieri questo esperimento ;)
    Grazie della bella idea!
    Buona giornata

  20. Pacheco Patty said... October 20, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Hi Lisa, Thanks for this recipe, I've been craving chocolate cookies:)

  21. caroliny said... October 20, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Hello! recipe! wonderful, congratulations!brasil...........

  22. aipi said... October 20, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Pretzel in cookies is definitely interesting..saving it for later ..they look fantastic!

    US Masala

  23. Juliana said... October 20, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Lisa, how interesting pretzel in the cookies...I am sure that taste crunchy...have to try it!

  24. megan @ whatmegansmaking said... October 20, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    That cookie dough looks absolutely incredible. I forced myself to not bake cookies tonight because i always eat too much dough. And then I came to your blog and you're tempting me :)

  25. Marisa said... October 20, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    I love chocolate covered pretzels. The sweet/salty smooth/crunchy contrast is addicting. It's so smart to combine it all in a cookie!

  26. Karen said... October 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    Oh my...these look dangerous. A freshly baked tray of these cookies wouldn't stand a chance in my kitchen for more than a few hours! I love the combo of sweet and salty, chewy and crispy...fantastic idea!

  27. Hannah said... October 20, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    These look amazing! I am so going to have to make these!

  28. sophia said... October 21, 2010 at 2:52 AM

    I'm not a chocolate chip fan. But I think I'm DYING to try one (or two, or three) of your dang amazing chocolate-pretzel cookies here!! I LOVE chocolate-covered pretzels, so I can't even imagine how lovely it must taste rolled into a cookie!

  29. ~Lexibule~ said... October 21, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Miam!! Ils sont tous mignons et combien gourmands ces fabuleux biscuits:)) Bon jeudi ma belle;)xxx

  30. Federica said... October 21, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Lisa che golosi!!!aspettami domani mattina!!baci!

  31. lostpastremembered said... October 21, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    I just love salty things in sweet things... clever girl to add pretzels!!!

  32. Gree said... October 21, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    These look so good..I love the pretzel/chocolate combination, it's so delicious, have you tried the Clif Mojo bar? It has chocolate, pretzels AND peanut butter..oh boy!

  33. ~Lisa~ said... October 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    Thank you all!

    Gree, never had a Cliff bar but it sounds yummy.

  34. SUNFLOWERS8 said... November 21, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Hello Lisa, I just baked them and I've already eaten two ^_^ are very good, just place them on the blog you think I only made a few changes soon...

  35. SUNFLOWERS8 said... November 23, 2010 at 5:29 AM

    Hello Lisa, I published the cookies here they are:


    Thanks again!
    Have a nice day

  36. SharonKaren said... July 23, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    another new fan here, i love these cookies and have always been in love with Ghirardelli Chocolates