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Peanut butter. Chocolate. Rolos. Pretzels. Just make the cookie for heaven's sake. What are you waiting for?
Recipe type: cookie
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1¼ C. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ C. unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter
  • Scant ¾ C. sugar
  • ½ C. lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. pretzel squares or pretzel Goldfish
  • 48 rolo candies, unwrapped and halved
  • 2 C. chocolate chips or chunks (variety of kinds is great here)
  • Maldon or good flake salt (optional)
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter for a few minutes until light and creamy. Scrape down bowl with spatula, add peanut butter and ocntinue to beat with butter until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl, add sugars and continue beating until fully combined. Scrape down the bowl, add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. Add half the flour mixture, stir in slowly just until combined, then add the remaining flour mixture. stir just until there are no white pockets of dry ingredients, making sure to scrape down the bowl in between additions.
  4. Fold in most of the most of pretzels and chocolate pieces (reserving some for adding to tops of cookie balls before baking). Wrap dough in parchment or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours. This allows a rich caramel flavor to develop as the ingredients sit. Refrigerate halved Rolo pieces, too.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan parchment paper or Silpat.
  6. Roll dough into small balls (I use my smallest ice cream scoop), adding last bits of reserved pretzels and chocolate chips on tops.
  7. Cook for about 8 minutes and add Rolo halves and salt flakes to cookies for last two minutes or so of cooking.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet. Enjoy!
Recipe by Portland Sampler at https://portlandsampler.com/take-5-cookie-peanut-butter-rolos-pretzels-and-dark-chocolate/