Sweet and Salty Cookies, pretzel cookies, butterscotch cookies, how to make cookies
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Sweet and Salty Cookies

Sweet and Salty Cookies are made with dark chocolate chunks, butterscotch chips, mini pretzels, sea salt and basic baking ingredients for a delicious combination of sweet and salty. 

Author: Amber


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks can substitute chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup mini pretzels chopped
  • whole mini pretzels one per cookie
  • sea salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together. Use a hand or stand mixer to beat until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and eggs. Beat again.
  • Add kosher salt.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and add to batter. Use a hand or stand mixer to beat while slowly adding in the flour.
  • Chop 1/2 cup pretzels and stir into batter along with butterscotch and chocolate chunks.
  • Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Use a cookie scoop to place batter onto baking sheet giving space between each cookie. Add a whole pretzel on top of each cookie and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Place on a cooling rack.