Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

I tore out an article in my Rachael Ray September 2011 magazine about sneaky short cuts and pantry staples real chefs aren’t afraid to use in their own kitchen to share with you guys. (Then I lost it and knowing that I wanted to use it as a segue into this post – spent an hour digging it out again).

The article features Tim Love using Funyuns on fish, pop rocks on foie gras (Grham Elliot), and a confession of love for moth Miracle Whip (Micheal Symon) and Velveeta (Ron Eyester). Now, we can over enunciate fancy Italian cheeses, pretty up casseroles to no longer use scary canned cream of’s, and pretend that we would never use America singles to snaz up a dish in public – but in private – I bet we all have a guilty pleasure or snack food secret we wouldn’t tell a soul.

Personally, it’s against the rules to not serve Handsome his famous mac and cheese at least once a week in this house – drenched in nothing but melted Velveeta.

Now, as for sneaking a little snack food into this post – check out these pretzel cookies for a salty sweet snack you wont be able to ignore

This is week 3 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies! Please check out all of the other wonderful bloggers participating and thank Brenda at Meal Planning Magic for hosting such a great event!

Now after that hour of rummaging through magazine clippings, am I late for work? Does the Geico little piggie commercial make me laugh no matter how many times I’ve seen it?

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  1. says

    I love these cookies! Dipping pretzel sticks into peanut butter is one of my most favorite snacks. Total guilty pleasure. It is good for you right?! hehe

    So these cookies would be right up my alley! Loving them. And all those pretzels! Holy moly

  2. says

    I love pretzels and would eat a million of these cookies. The boys “hate” pretzels which I find strange, but I guess that would mean more cookies for me. :)

    • Kita says

      Hate pretzels? Oh thats just silly of them. They are my default snack. The fat little ones in tomato basil hummus taste just like a combo – tell the boys that and I bet their opinions would change super quick!

  3. says

    These look great! I made peanut butter pretzel chocolate chunk cookies a couple weeks ago and I think they may have been the best cookies I’ve ever had! Pretzels add such a good flavor to cookies!

  4. says

    Oh man, these look downright tasty! It’s been awhile since I’ve made cookies…I think the time may have come. Love the guilty-pleasure ingredient bit too (it’s so true!)…though to be honest, I don’t think I’d ever want Velveeta in *anything*. O.o

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. says

    I have so been through that…. digging through piles trying to find an article I’d saved. That’s the most frustrating feeling! I love the article’s crazy ingredient mentions. Pop Rocks? That’s just awesome. So is Handsome – mac n cheese is my weakness. It should be a weekly requirement for all of us.
    I love the pretzel idea though. Very cute. I love the idea of crunchy pretzels crammed into cookies 😉

  6. says

    YOU SAID PEANUT BUTTER! YAY! Oh I love peanut butter so much I wanna marry it! Well, not really but you get my drift. :) These cookies look like they’re waiting for me to snatch them right up! Oh, I’m sure I’ll end up making these. Cookies and I rendezvous on a regular basis.

    I hope you have a great next couple of days, since this might be “nacho” Friday. :)

  7. says

    These look fabulous, Kita! It’s never too early to start trying out potential Christmas cookie recipes. This sweet/salty combo has got to be amazing!


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