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Have Leftover Pretzels? Love Cookie Dough? January 6, 2013

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I do!  I do!

 

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And since a friend found me a whole bag of circular pretzels, I don’t need them for hugs and kisses candies.  I knew that I had seen a few pretzel sandwich recipes around the holidays and this one definitely caught my eye.  Complete with cookie dough and sprinkles…how could it not?

 

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So yesterday afternoon, I woke up from my nap at 2pm, just as the snow started to fall.  Instead of using my big mixer, I went with the handheld one for easy clean up.

 

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The ‘dough’ was super fluffy!  Eggless cookie dough = PURE danger!

 

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I think I made my sandwiches a little heavy on the filling, but like I said, I really do love me some cookie dough!

 

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I put all of my sandwiches in the freezer, licked the leftovers straight from the bowl, and went upstairs to get ready for the night.

 

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A little over 30 minutes later, I got to the fun and colorful portion!

 

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I melted some white and dark chocolate and used an assortment of decorations including sprinkles, chocolate chips, and Andes peppermint chips.

 

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All of the pretzels turned out so bright and adorable!

 

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And they taste unbelievably sweet with the creamy cookie dough center and a crunchy pretzel ‘crust’.

 

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With the outdoors looking so bleak…

 

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It’s fun to have some bright colors in the house.

 

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Looking for More Cookie Dough Recipes to Love?!

 

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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

From Two Peas and Their Pod

 

Ingredients

For the cookie dough:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup all-purpose Gold Medal flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Pretzels

2 cups milk chocolate chips

Sprinkles, if desired

 

Directions

1. To make the cookie dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Slowly add milk and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Roll the cookie dough into little balls, about a teaspoon each. Sandwich between two pretzels and put on a plate or cookie sheet. Freeze the pretzel bites for 30 minutes.

2. Melt the chocolate chips, using the microwave (30 second intervals) or a double boiler. Dip half of each pretzel sandwich into the chocolate. Sprinkle pretzel bites with sprinkles, if using. Return the tray to the freezer and chill until the chocolate sets. Store the Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites in the refrigerator until serving time

 

 

Do you like Cookie Dough?  What is your favorite recipe?

 

I love cookie dough and will never forget calling my mom in college to ask for the cookie dough recipe on the back of the nestle package.  My roommates and I  had no chocolate chips and needed a cookie dough fix!

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21 Responses to “Have Leftover Pretzels? Love Cookie Dough?”

  1. P Says:

    Those cookie dough pretzel bites look awesome! Love the sprinkles addition :)!

  2. erin Says:

    You are so creative in the kitchen! Love the brightness of these, and who doesn’t love cookie dough?! I rarely make cookies because I have zero willpower around the dough :)

    • So true! I am the exact same way. The best part about these is that I finished them right before heading out the door and they were ALL gone before I left the party, so no temptation around. Now I am on to healthier, veggie filled, recipes!

  3. I’m drooling on my keyboard! Those look ridiculously awesome!

  4. Man, I love my afternoon naps. They just come back to bite me on Sunday nights! Those pretzel sandwiches look awesome!!

  5. debi Says:

    My favorite cookie dough has always been snickerdoodle dough (also no eggs) but yours sounds awesome-I will have to try it. That is sometime when my willpower is at 100%-I could see me eating enough of those to make me not feel very well!

  6. Kailey Says:

    Cookie Dough pretzel bites!!? For real!? those look FANTASTIC!

  7. This recipe is such a good idea! I love cookie dough and if I wasn’t trying to cut out sugar this month, would make these asap

  8. I love those pretzles with the chocolate and hershey kisses :) I love that these are bite-sized too!

  9. Brittany Says:

    OH MY GOSH!! This looks AMAZING!! What a genius idea to make these with the pretzels. I LOVE cookie dough and I LOVE a vegan raw cookie dough recipe I found a while back on pinterest. It’s super quick and easy, and tastes amazing.

    http://blissfulbritt.com/2012/11/06/carbo-holic/

  10. Oh MY. There are definitely a must-try at my house! Although I’m slightly nervous I’ll just end up eating every last one of them :)

  11. [...] It was a healthy way to end an entire day of clean eating and exercise!  I’ve got a few dark chocolate squares for dessert and I know the BOY will be eager to find a few of these hiding in the freezer. [...]


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