Chocolate M&M Pretzel Cookies


I love playing with add-ins to classic cookies.

This time, I took my favorite chocolate base and added M&Ms and pretzel pieces for a delicious salty-sweet combo!  They were perfect!

Chocolate M&M Pretzel Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

1 (3.4 oz) package chocolate instant pudding

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup mini M&Ms

1 cup broken pretzel sticks

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and creamy.  Add the pudding mix and mix until combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix each one thoroughly; stir in the vanilla.

Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. 

Use a large spoon to stir in the M&Ms and pretzel pieces.

Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to drop the cookies onto the prepared sheets.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.  Cool on wire racks and store in a tightly sealed container.