Salty Sweet Caramel Pretzel Cookies

You get the best of both worlds - sweet and salty - all wrapped into this cookie. It's filled with sweet caramel bits, salty pretzels, and creamy milk chocolate.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 20
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1 cup Butter softened slightly
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Powdered Milk optional
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips or 1 cup semisweet + 1 cup milk chocolate
  • 1 cup Caramel Bits from Kraft or caramels cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup Pretzels break up with hands or chop into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
  3. Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and powdered milk (optional) and cream until combined.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and stir just until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, caramel bits, and pretzels.
  6. Use Silpat or parchment paper on a baking sheet so the caramel doesn't stick to the pan. Drop dough onto baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the edges.