A New Twist on the Old Chocolate Chip Cookie (2 Recipes) – Perfect for Santa

Everyone knows that the holiday season brings lots of parties or entertaining of friends and family. If you are like me and you are looking for a new treat to treat your friends but want to make sure it will taste great, try these new twists on the chocolate chip cookie:

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Pretzel Cookies
(found on sugarcooking.blogspot.com)
(Makes 24 cookies)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/4 tsp. of baking soda
1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup of tightly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup broken up pretzel pieces
Preztel Salt or Sea Salt

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). On low speed, slowly add the beaten egg and vanilla extract. Beat to combine, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the flour mixture and beat just until there are no more streaks of flour. Stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and preztels. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out well rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough and sprinkle with pretzel salt. Leave about 2 inches between each ball. Bake for 10 minutes. If you prefer crispier cookies increase the baking time by 1-2 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.

And my own holiday variation of the same recipe… (Perfect for Santa’s cookie plate on Christmas Eve)

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/4 tsp. of baking soda
1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup of tightly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of crushed candy canes (I used a food chopper to crush them)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). On low speed, slowly add the beaten egg and vanilla extract. Beat to combine, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the flour mixture and beat just until there are no more streaks of flour. Add the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes to combine.
  4. Preheat the oven the 350 degrees. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Scoop out well-rounded tablespoon sized dough and place on cookie sheet spaced 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool 1-2 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.
  5. These two cookies are delicious. Try them!

Comments

  1. 1

    That first recipe sounds yummy! Going to have to give it a try.

  2. 2

    I can make these year round…right? LOL

    Sounds yummy!

  3. 3
    Bekah Kuczenski says:

    Mommy crushed candy canes in them sounds quite tasty!

  4. 4
    Brandy says:

    omg. To think pretzels and chocolate chips cookies could marry? heavenly.

  5. 5
    Janet W. says:

    These sound delicous!! I would love to make these any time of the year!!

  6. 6

    I am going to make them for Christmas and before Christmas too. :)

  7. 7
    Jessica Beard says:

    These sound yummy! I printed them to make around Christmas!

  8. 8

    These sound soooo good! Thank you for sharing the recipe

  9. 9

    Wow, another great recipe, very creative. I would love to try this!! Be sure to keep posting these wonderful recipes, thank you!!

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