Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies by The Toasty Kitchen

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies

A salty and sweet brown sugar cookie with caramel chips and pretzel bits baked inside.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 159kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup caramel chips


  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat for a full 3 minutes, mixture will look fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk (or sift) together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Gradually stir dry ingredients into butter mixture until just combined.
  • Add crushed pretzels and caramel chips and stir until just combined.
  • Cover bowl or wrap dough in wax paper. Chill for at 1 hour (up to 24 hours) in the refrigerator. Refrigerating will help the flavors meld and also create a firmer dough to roll into balls.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Scoop dough using a 1.5 tablespoon scoop or shape by hand into 1.5 inch balls.
  • Place cookie dough balls 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned around edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Your cookies will keep for 5-7 days in a sealed container. To help keep cookies fresh, you can place a slice of bread in the container with the cookies. Replace the bread slice as needed.
You can keep raw cookie dough in the refrigerator for 3 days. Cookie dough balls (and baked cookies) freeze well, up to 3 months in a sealed plastic container or freezer bag. Allow frozen balls to thaw for up to 10 minutes on the baking sheet before baking, or add 1-2 minutes to the baking time.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg