Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pretzel Cookies…Oh My!

I hate sweets, so I am not sure what possessed me to make cookies at 10pm on Saturday night.  But I did and I am not sorry.  I thought about making chocolate chip cookies and then oatmeal cookies and then peanut butter cookies-and due to my inability to make decisions I decided to make all three into one cookie….and add pretzels….because at 10pm you can do that.

I used a recipe fI found rom Brown Eyed Baker and was inspired to add in the pretzels thanks to a recipe I made around the holidays from Keep it Sweet Blog.

My creation was pure bliss…

Here is the recipe I used below.  It was super easy and if you’re not sure about pretzels add them in at the end.  I made a few with and a few without.  The pretzels were definitely a huge hit and I will be making these again!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies 
Inspired by Brown Eyed Baker and Keep It Sweet Blog

Makes about 16 cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips)
1 cup pretzel pieces

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

3. On medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the egg and beat to combine. On low-speed, gradually add in the flour until blended. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips and pretzel pieces.

4. Use a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) and drop dough onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet.