I have to admit that I had originally made these Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies recipe for myself.  But I am absolutely sure that all of you are going to love them too.  The combination of chocolate and pretzels is my very favorite!  Sweet and salty mixed together in a cookie is pure heaven in my opinion and I can’t wait to see what you think.  Keep scrolling and see how simple these cookies are to make yourself.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

I have a handful of candy that I LOVE.  When I travel I go through a process depending on what the store has available.

I always start with Haribo Gummy Bears.  They are hands down my favorite but my second choice is always Chocolate Covered Pretzels!  I love those babies.

The only problem I have with them, is trying not to eat the entire bag in one sitting.  Do you love the combination of sweet and salty too??

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Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

How to make Cookies with a Brownie Mix

Combine the fudge brownie mix with eggs, oil and extra flour.  Mix with a hand held mixer {or by hand} until all of the ingredients are thick and smooth.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

The dough will be thick and slightly sticky but the addition of flour will help with the consistency as it is baking.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

Add toffee bits, mini chocolate chips and chopped pretzels to the brownie cookie dough.

Other Brownie Cookie Add-In Options

  • Peanut Butter or Butterscotch Chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped Snickers Bars {or candy bar of choice}
  • M&M’s
  • Crushed Potato Chips {try them sometime…they are awesome}
  • Salted Peanuts or Almonds

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

Stir until everything is evenly distributed in the dough.  It is nice to be able to have a bit of everything in every cookie.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

Using a medium scoop, scoop mounds of dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

Take a whole mini pretzel and press it down into the middle of each cookie.

Be sure you are pressing down firmly to help flatten the cookie slightly, as well as adhere the pretzel to the dough.  They do break easily though, so do it gently.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

Bake your brownie pretzel cookies in a 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are set.  They may look a little underdone in the middle but we don’t want to over bake them.

Remove them from the oven and then let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.  Then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

The end result is a super soft and extra amazing Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies that are soft and crunchy.   I love the fudge brownie texture in the middle of each cookie.

Then as you take bite after bite, there are different flavors and textures.  They are unique and wonderful.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

5 Reasons to Make Brownie Mix Cookies

  1. They are simple. With only a handful of ingredients you still get a cookie loaded with good stuff.
  2. The texture. If you love brownies then these cookies are sure to be a hit.  The texture is everything you love about a brownie but in a cookie form.
  3. The flavor. The flavor you get from using a brownie mix is one of a kind.  You don’t even have to add any other ingredients… although the addition of toffee bits, mini chocolate chips and chopped pretzels is pretty darn good.
  4. They are quick. Have a craving and want cookies?  Use a brownie mix.
  5. They are unique. People love to get food in different forms.  So a brownie cookie is always a welcome dessert to any function.

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

Do you love cookies with yummy additions?  Try these recipes…

Loaded Brownie Pretzel Cookies

Shortcut cookies are made with a brownie mix and loaded with chopped pretzels, toffee bits and miniature chocolate chips.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup miniature pretzels {chopped}

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Combine the brownie mix with eggs, oil and flour in a medium bowl.  

  2. Mix using a handheld mixer {or by hand} until everything is well combined and thick.  Add toffee bits, miniature chocolate chips and chopped pretzels. Stir to combine until everything is evenly incorporated.

  3. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough {using a medium scoop} onto a parchment {or silicone} lined baking sheet.  Take a whole miniature pretzel and gently press it into the top of each cookie.

  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges are set, they will appear to be a little under cooked but that is alright.

  5. Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Move to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store your brownie pretzel cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for 4-5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.