As some of you are aware, earlier in the year Steve and I went to America for a prostate cancer conference. Eating American food was certainly a whirlwind in cultures, but they LOVE their pretzels! Everything had pretzels! Well maybe not, but most things did. 😉 So when I tasted a peanut butter and pretzel cookie I was like – Oh wow I must have these on my blog! So here is my thermomix choc chip peanut butter & pretzel cookie.
If you don’t have pretzels or you don’t like them – they can be made without them. These would be great for an after school snack when the kids jump in the car or walk through the door – screaming they are hungry!
Also, considering it’s school holidays – kids (age & skill permitting) can get in the kitchen and whip these up!
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Recipe inspired from Hungry Girl Pro Vida
- 80g pretzels + approx. 24 extra
- 100g butter
- 160g peanut butter
- 120g raw sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 350g plain flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bi carb soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 250g milk or dark choc chips
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays.
- Place 80g pretzels in TM bowl and lightly chop 3 sec / speed 4. Set aside.
- Add butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix 20 sec / speed 4.
- Add flour, baking powder, bi carb and salt and mix 10 sec / speed 4. Scrape down and repeat.
- Add chopped pretzel pieces and choc chips and mix 10 sec / speed 5 / Reverse. Scrape down and repeat.
- Firmly roll large golf ball sized balls of dough and space 12 on each baking tray.
- Gently press a pretzel down on each ball, pushing together and smoothing over any major cracks.
- Bake 10-12 mins or until cookies are lightly golden.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Note: these cookies can also be made without the pretzels as a Choc Chip Peanut Butter Cookie.
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