Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

I'm a recipe follower - not a creator but I had to repost this recipe I found a few years ago through Cookies and Cups.  
Each year it's a must in our house!

- Des

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Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

Recipe by Cookies & Cups


  • 1 cup butter 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1 cup coarsely chopped pretzels

Cooking Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then bring it to a boil. Once the butter starts boiling, swirl the pan constantly until the butter passes the foamy phase and becomes a deep amber color. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the butter to cool for 20 minutes.
  2. While the butter is cooling, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. Add the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla into the cooled butter in the saucepan and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture. Stir using a a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the dough comes together.
  5. Stir in the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and pretzels.
  6. Using a medium (2-tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop the dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. If desired sprinkle with a tiny pinch of flaked sea salt on top of the cookies while cooling.

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