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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies

It’s almost a month after Christmas and I still have Christmas M&M’s.   I need a recipe that I could use the M&M’s up so I don’t keep eating them by the handfuls!  Enter Sally’s Baking Addiction and her fabulous Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M cookies.   If you love peanut butter, chocolate and/or pretzels then this cookie is for you.   If you have been reading my blog you know my family LOVES pretzels and peanut butter.   This was the recipe for me to bake and stop eating those M&M’s by the handfuls 🙂   My boys gave the cookies a thumbs up!

Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature ( I used 1/2 cup of unsalted butter and added 1/4 teaspoon to the flour)

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup M&M’s

3/4 cup pretzel pieces

Directions: 

In a large bowl using a hand-mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed.  Add the peanut butter, 1 large egg and vanilla in that exact order.  Next you need to add the flour and baking soda but make sure you do not over mix batter.

Fold in the M&M’s and pretzel pieces slowly without over mixing the batter.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  I chilled mine for 2 hours.

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.   Use a small tablespoon and spoon the chilled dough onto the cookie sheets.  Next you want to flatten the dough a little bit.  I used a small glass bottom to lightly flatten my dough.   Bake for 8-9 minutes and your cookies will look a little undone and soft. Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet.   The cookies will firm up as they cool.    Cookies stay fresh at room temperature in an airtight container for 10 days.

Makes 3 dozen small cookies

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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I just love the taste of chocolate and salt together.   I have to be honest; at first I didn’t think I would like this combination at all but I love it.  My family loves it also.  In fact, my husband has been doing this combination for years and I always thought it was weird.  He would eat some pretzel sticks and then have pieces of chocolate right after.  I always thought this was strange when we were first married.  We will be married 21 years in February so he has been having this combination for a long time!!  Anyway, when I started to see recipes for pretzels with chocolate I just knew I had to make the recipes for my husband and finally try it too.   Well, I am a huge fan and so are our boys!!

This recipe is simple to make and is absolutely delicious 🙂

I found this recipe on Pinterest by Just a Taste:

Yields: 16 bars

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided
1 cup crushed salted pretzels, divided
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Directions: 

Preheat oven at 350 degrees

Using your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk together the melted butter and sugars until smooth.  This should take about 2 minutes.   Whisk in the eggs and vanilla until combined.

Next remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the flour and the salt until combined.  Next stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the crushed pretzels.  Stir just until combined.

Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and stray with cooking spray.   Pour the batter into the pan, smoothing the top and making even.   Sprinkle the remaining 1/2-cup of crushed pretzels on top, pressing lightly into the batter.

Bake for 30 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.  Remove the cookie bars from the oven and allow them to cool completely in the pan.  This could take about 20 minutes or more.   Remove the cookies using the parchment paper and lay on the counter.

While the cookie bars are still cooling, melt the last 1/2-cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with the vegetable oil.   After the bars are completely cooled, drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie bars.

I then stuck the bars in the fridge for about 10 minutes to help the chocolate drizzle set.   Then cut the bars into 16 pieces and enjoy!!

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Now I know this isn’t exactly baking or cooking but I thought it was such a cute idea for Christmas I wanted to share with you all.   Christmas Hugs make the perfect gift for your neighbors, employees, teachers, etc.  I found the idea on Pinterest and my boys even had fun helping me make them for everyone.  I will be honest taking off the wrappers to the Kisses and Rolo’s was probably the hardest thing about this gift 🙂

Christmas Hugs straight from the oven

Christmas Hugs straight from the oven

Ingredients:

  • 50 rolos or hugs (we did a combination of the two)
  • 50 pretzels (Snyders Butter Snaps)
  • 50 M&M’s

Directions: 

  1. 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. 2. Place pretzels on baking sheet. Top each pretzel with one unwrapped rolo or hug.
  3. 3. Bake 3 to 5 minutes (2 1/2 minutes was perfect for me) or until chocolate begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with either M&M, pecan half or additional pretzel. Cool completely.

We got the idea from I Heart Nap Time blog!

Christmas Hugs

Christmas Hugs

Finished gift ~ Christmas Hugs

Finished gift ~ Christmas Hugs

My Baby Pajamas wishes everyone a Happy Holiday season! Enjoy!

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Everywhere I look I see salted caramel everything…is this happening to you?  It’s at Starbucks, in candy at the grocery stores and all over Pinterest!  Well, I decided I wanted to make a cookie with the salted caramel theme.   What better way to get salt than with pretzels and my family loves pretzels!  So I decided to show my boys a picture of the cookies and see if they were interested in me making the cookies.   Of course, they were not!  They said that sounds weird with pretzels in a cookie.   I decided to make the recipe anyway…and boy were the boys glad I did.   They LOVED the cookies!!  I mean really loved the cookies and I see them sneaking one here and there all day 🙂   This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Recipe from: Barbara Bakes Adventures in the Kitchen

Yields about 3 dozen with a standard cookie scoop

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (11-oz.) bag Caramel Bits
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped White Fudge Covered Pretzels ( I used just plained pretzel sticks)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla and beat another 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Fold in caramel bits and pretzels.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets and press slightly to flatten.
  6. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Allow to cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Runners love peanut butter and who doesn’t love chocolate!  So I was excited when I came across this recipe when I was reading the June 2013 Runner’s World magazine.    It’s easy and is a no bake recipe.  Who doesn’t love that 🙂  These make the perfect treat to grab out of the fridge and go.  I promise if you would bring these to a party they will be the first thing gone.  They are that good!

My youngest son wanted me not to dip all the pretzels in the chocolate so we had some without the chocolate and they were just as good.  I personally preferred the pretzels with the chocolate but everyone has their own taste and style.  I stored these in an airtight Tupperware container in the fridge.  They would also be great in the freeze in the hot summer months.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons butter, room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 bag of mini pretzels
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

How to Make: 

1. Combine the peanut butter and butter together until creamy.
2. Stir in the powdered sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until well mixed.
3. Roll teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture into balls; sandwich between two pretzels and place on a cookie sheet.
4. Freeze the pretzel sandwiches for 30 minutes.
5. Melt the chocolate chips. Dip half of each pretzel in chocolate. Return to the cookie sheet and freeze for another 30 minutes. Store in the fridge until serving time.

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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Bread

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Bread

Today’s Tuesday Cook Off, My Baby Pajamas is featuring pretzel bread.   As you know, my family is crazy for anything pretzel.  In fact, I am starting to run out of ideas featuring pretzels.  There is a steak house here in Scottsdale that makes the best pretzel bread.  One night my husband was craving it but wanted it for a sandwich…the pretzel bread sandwich was created.   I found this easy recipe for the pretzel bread and next thing I knew we had dinner.    You can also make these into pretzel sticks with butter. YUM!

Here is the recipe for the pretzel bread:

In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix together:

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

Let sit about 5 min, until its foamy. Then add:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Get the dough hook going and gradually add 4 C flour. Let the machine keep going until the dough looks a little bit shiny and totally flexible (about 4-5 min)

Let it rest in the bowl, covered with a towel for an hour, until doubled in size.

Divide dough into 6 for rolls, or two for baguettes and shape accordingly.. Let those chill out, covered while you get a large pot of water boiling with a hefty dose of baking soda. (about 1/2 C) . Preheat your oven to 375 and lightly coat a baking sheet with EVOO.

When the water is boiling, cut little slits in your rolls, then slip them into the baking soda bath :)

Flip at 2 min on the first side and take them out after 3-4 min. Oil them up with a little more olive oil and sprinkle with maldon (or coarse  sea) salt.

Bake until perfectly browned (12-15 min) and eat warm!

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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Bread

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Pretzel Bread

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Auntie Anne's Copy Cat Pretzel Recipe

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Auntie Anne’s Copy Cat Pretzel Recipe

By now you probably have figured out that my family loves pretzels.  If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you have seen many pictures of pretzels.  They LOVE pretzels.   They would have me make them every week.  So with that being said, I have tried many pretzel recipes.  But this one is my favorite.   This recipe is for 12 pretzels but most of the time I cut the recipe in half and only make six.   Pretzels taste so much better right from the oven 🙂  Also, I usually make 3 regular with salt and 3 with the cinnamon and sugar.    The picture is of one of each.

I hope you enjoy this copy cat recipe of Auntie Anne’s pretzels.   I want to thank Yammies Noshery for the recipe!! Enjoy 🙂

Here is the recipe:

2 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons (2 packets) active dry yeast
6 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons fine salt

1/3 cup baking soda
3 cups warm water
Coarse salt
8 tablespoons butter, melted in a shallow dish

Warm up the milk in the microwave or on the stove for just about one and a half minutes. It should be about 110º. If it’s too hot it will kill the yeast. You should be able to comfortably keep your finger in it. Stir in the yeast and let it sit for about 3 minutes. Add the butter and sugar. Add the flour about 1 cup at a time and the add the fine salt. Kneed for about 10 minutes with a stand mixer, or by hand. Put it in a greased bowl and cover with greased cling wrap. Let rise for 1 hour in a moist, warm place until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 450º. Punch down dough and divide into 12 lumps (I like to divide it in half, then divide each half into three, and then divide each remaining one in half again). Roll them all out as thin as you can. Combine the warm water and baking soda in a wide bowl. Form the dough into pretzel shapes, then dip in the baking soda water. Place on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for about 7-11 minutes or until browned. Dip each in the melted butter while hot. Serve with cheese sauce.

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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Auntie Anne's Copy Cat Pretzel Recipe

Auntie Anne’s Copy Cat Pretzel Recipe ~ Cinnamon and Sugar right from the over!

About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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