10.1.20 Double Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Cookies are my go-to dessert to have on hand. It’s so easy to make a big batch and freeze them so anytime you’ve got a get together or just have a case of the Sunday scaries, you’ve got delicious cookies in just a few minutes! And these have the appearance of being fancier than your traditional chocolate chip cookie, but are just as easy and freeze just as well!

I’ve made a few changes to my usual cookie recipe and it’s definitely a good thing – these are soft, delicious, and have a perfect chocolate-y flavor that’s not too much, but also not too faint. It’s a careful balance! And the addition of cream of tartar is such a game changer – that’s what has created the perfect soft, delicious texture. You can absolutely leave it out if you don’t have any, but I think it’s worth grabbing next time you’re at the store!

And, a fun little tip for you – if you want something extra special, you can combine this recipe and my more traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe for a swirled experience that’s amazing. I left out the pretzels from this recipe, and used only dark chocolate chips for the normal chocolate chip cookies, then rolled together half a scoop of each dough to create a swirled situation that’s so special. Top it with some flaky salt and it’s a real winner!

Double Chocolate Pretzel Cookies


  • 220 g butter, softened
  • 150 g sugar
  • 165 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 230 g flour
  • 100 g cocoa powder
  • 5 g baking soda
  • 6 g salt
  • 6 g cream of tartar
  • 35 g pretzels, crushed
  • 130 g white chocolate chips

How to do it

  1. preheat your oven to 375*
  2. cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy
  3. while the butter and sugars are creaming, combine the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar. set aside
  4. add eggs, one at a time, to the creamed butter and sugars. add the vanilla and mix until combined
  5. add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined
  6. mix in the chocolate and pretzels, either by hand or with the mixer
  7. scoop 2 Tbsp portions of the dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes until set
  8. let cool and enjoy!

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