19 December 2013

Peanut Butter Toffee Pretzel Cookies

A poem:

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.


  1. Your last sentence made me snort with laughter and brought to mind this exchange from an episode of Fringe:

    Walter: Once when you were a boy, you--you blew up a toaster oven with your mind because of an irrational
    hatred of raisin toast.
    Cameron: You ever had raisin toast?

    Raisin Haters, Unite!

  2. Cookies that I love....

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip..these are soft and cakey. Everyone loves them
    If you are vegan use 1/4 cup applesauce in place of the egg.

    Big Soft Ginger Cookies. I use shortening in place of butter. Yumm-o.

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies..so delicious! And vegan!

    Chocolate Chip Cookies, I use shortening. These are great as "gifts in a jar" mix cookies or just to make.

    Cranberry Hootycreeks, as delicious as they are beautiful. Great as a gift in a jar mix or just to make.

    My family loves all of them.

    I don't like cookies with raisins either. I also like monster cookies which is an everything cookie (peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, M&M's) but I don't have a recipe as I have not made them in so long.

    I love that you say "Damn Gina!" I am one of the few people that I know that says that still. I loved that show.

    1. Your cookie joke reminds me of this. This is a Blood Elf joke from World of Worldcraft."Give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to... *angry grunt* Just give me some freakin' magic before I kill somebody!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzLaHpYyidM

    2. Peaches, Happy Holidays to you and Lola! I love your blog.

  3. You are right. Raisins are space wasters in baked goods. lol. Dont get me wrong, I like raisins, but they have to be just out of the bag rather than baked and taking up space in the cakes and cookies. They get all mushy and stuff. There are a couple of recipes that I like, they arent cookies though.

    One is white chocolate melted and mixed up with smashed up candy canes then cooled to hard, sorta like bark...... very good. (you could add gluten free smashed up pretzels to that as well for that salty bit) Festive too! And another one is caramel corn puffs........ it's like the caramel corn without all those corn kernels that get stuck in your teeth which ruin the whole caramel corn experience, imho. You can look up the recipe online, but basically it is making your own caramel/toffee with brown sugar, real butter, and vanilla (I think there is a little baking soda in there too) and then you pour that mixture over a pan filled with those yellow corn puff things that are like cheesies, but are yellow. Then you bake it til the toffee hardens around the corn puffs, and omg Auntie they are really good! No picking of your teeth afterwards either. They need to be kept in the fridge though so they dont get all sticky and chewy.

    Love Rook xo

  4. Aw, I like raisins. It's not a cookie, but I just finished making Aunt Doris's Layered Pumpkin Dessert. The fact Aunt Doris is a hale 89 is the only thing that convinces me something involving this much butter and sugar won't kill one immediately upon on consumption.
    Bottom layer
    Yellow cake mix w 1 cup reserved
    1/2 cup butter
    Beaten egg
    Press into 9x13 dish
    Middle layer
    30 oz pumpkin mix
    2 eggs
    2/3 cup evaporated milk
    Pour over cake layer.
    Top layer
    Cup of cake mix
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 cup cold, chopped butter
    Press together w back of fork until mixture forms into crumbs, sprinkle over top.
    Bake at 350º for 45 minutes
    Serve w whipped topping for the ultimate food coma. Happy holidays!

  5. Not cookies, but they are round! And easy! And delicious!
    I make mine with Nutter Butter cookies, which is even better than the Oreos.


    I didn't invent the recipe so don't blame me when you gain 10 lbs and quit your job to stay home to make and eat these.

  6. I like raisins, but my cookie recipe doesn't have them. I don't remember where I got the recipe originally, but had, & made it, long before I had any internet! It appeals to my lazy nature...
    1 box of cake mix, any flavor, any style
    1 tub Cool Whip, any flavor, any style
    1 egg
    Mix together, drop by spoonfuls, bake around 12 minutes, at about 350°, try to not eat them all at once!


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