Salty Sweet Cookies

A couple weeks ago we were invited to a few dinner parties and I was asked to bring dessert. I was busy so I wanted to make something that I could just bake once and could take to both parties. Cookies were the solution, but what flavor?  So I headed to my baking freezer to see what ingredients I had on hand. I realized I had small amounts of everything, and I had 1/2 a bag of pretzels that my friend Roberta had brought over.  That is how my Salty Sweet Cookies were developed. 

I have baked these a few times to work out any flaws in the recipe and I think they are perfect now. Give them a try and post photos, tag with the hashtag #shaunmyrick

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Salty Sweet Cookies
Yields 4
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  1. 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp.
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 egg yolk
  6. 2 tsp vanilla
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1teaspoon baking soda
  9. 2 full cups all purpose flour
  10. 2 cups smashed pretzels
  11. 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  12. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  13. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  14. 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and the sugars till combined and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add in the eggs and yolk one at a time, until combined. Add the vanilla.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda. Gently add to the bowl of the mixer and mix till just combined, scrape down bowl as needed.
  4. With mixer on low add in the pretzel crumbs. Mix till combined. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in all the chips.
  5. Prepare two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Scoop* 12 scoops out per sheet. Bake in oven for 9 minutes, remove from oven and let sit for 2 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.
  6. Enjoy!
  1. *I use a 1.5 inch ice cream scoop.
Shaun Myrick
how good is that


Happy #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay 🍪🍪🍪 . . I think the best chocolate chip cookies always have a salty element to help balance out the flavors. . . The other day I created an ultimate delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie, with 3 types of chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, & White Chocolate. I then threw in some butterscotch chips for another dimension. Lastly I crushed up 2 cups of pretzels and added them to the mix. . . These flavors took the normal chocolate chip cookie to the next level, so yummy! Gotta do one more trial and then the recipe will be up on the Shaun Blog! . . @theochocolate  @seattlechoc @kingarthurflour @ghirardelli . . . . #eatdessertfirst #cookies #cookiesofinstagram #cookiegram #chocolatechipcookies #imsomartha #thebakefeed #bakefromscratch #todayfood #mywilliamssonoma #kitchn #huffposttaste #foodandwine #homebaker #sweets #dessert #instadessert #yummy #baking #ilovetobake #thefeedfeed #foodgawker #huffposttaste #tastingtable #baker #ghirardelli #foodie #yummyfood #chocolatechip

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