19 December 2013
Peanut Butter Toffee Pretzel Cookies
C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me.
C is for Christmas, that's good enough for Jesus.
C is for bitch I'm hungry, where there hell is my cookie?
My co-worker made these for a football gathering a few weeks ago and brought the leftovers into work the next day. I usually stay clear of trifling baked goods, but she said they were flour-free and if I liked chocolate peanut butter combos, I might like these. So I tried it. And I was all, Yeah, these do not suck.
So she gave me the recipe...
That was maybe three weeks ago and these have been made three times since. I'm not going to tell you they are Sell Your Grandma To The Gypsies Good, because that would be politically incorrect, and I don't think the gypsies want your grandma anyway. Buuuuuut, they are damn good. The base is peanut butter but the accents are crushed bits of pretzels and toffee. Each bite hits the salty-sweet-crunchy-chewy combo in just such a way that no cookie ever has before.
I get annoyed when people copy recipes into their blog, so y'all go over to Real Simple and see what they did. I will tell you, one batch I swapped out for 100% brown sugar, and for another batch, I swapped in gluten-free pretzels (which you can buy at any Walgreens nowadays, who knew?) -- both came out glorious. You're welcome.
If anyone else has any drop-dead-amazing cookie recipes, feel free to link in the comments, I'm all ears, assuming you make no mention of raisins. Let there be no talk of raisins. It's Christmas and I'll have no talk of devil trash raisins on this here holy plot of interwebs.