Wow. Wow wow wow!
This was a new-to-me cookie recipe and I was THRILLED with the results. It is definitely for the lover of all things salty and sweet together – just like the happiest of couples.
Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped pretzels
flaked sea salt
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat then bring to a boil. Once the butter starts boiling, swirl the pan constantly until the butter passes the foamy phase and becomes a deep amber color. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the butter to cool for 20 minutes.
While the butter is cooling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and sea salt. Set aside.
Add the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla into the cooled butter in the saucepan and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture. Stir using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the dough comes together.
Stir in the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and pretzels.
Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough 2″ apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
After removing the cookies from the oven, sprinkle with flaked sea salt. Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack.
I want to know if you make these so we can oooo and ahhhh together over their perfect combination. Could this be the most complete cookie ever created?? Arguably so.