Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chunks, crushed pretzels, oats and sprinkled with coarse sea salt! I made these for a potluck at work today and they were a complete hit (I really wish I had made a double batch and kept some for myself!). This is a MUST if you love the combination of sweet and salty!
This recipe is from Kat, my fellow potlucker, at Oh My Potluck!. Not only does Kat have fantastic recipes, but she gives them all clever names, includes photos, an illustration, and a relevant music video with each one!
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks (about 6 ounces)
3/4 cup crushed pretzels (Be careful not to crush the pretzels too small)
2 T coarse sea salt (for sprinkling)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat for 2-3 minutes until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla and eggs. Beat until combined, about 30 seconds.
Stir in half the flour mixture and mix until well combined. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until well combined. Fold in the rolled oats, chocolate chunks, and pretzels.
Grease a cookie sheet (or just place a sheet of parchment paper on it). Roll dough into 1 3/4 inch round balls and place on cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart. Flatten the balls slightly with a fork or the palm of your hand so they are 2 inches wide.
Bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.
Allow to cool slightly. Then transfer to wire rack to cool completely before storing and taking to potluck.