Jumbo Pretzel M&M Cookies + A Giveaway!

I remember the first week when Pretzel M&M’s were on the market. It was basically a mad dash for the market to see who could buy them all first. Clearly I won. I stocked up on pounds and pounds of these little morsels of goodness and stashed them away in my pantry for a rainy day. Here’s the deal, Pretzel M&M’s are my jam. They are the perfect combo of sweet and salty and the bottom line is that you need them in your life.

Lucky for you, my friend Maria from Two Peas and their Pod has you covered! Maria and I have known each other for a few years now. She’s the first person I became friends with in the food blogging world and I can vividly remember our first Blogher Food conference together.  In fact without her, I wouldn’t have even made it to the conference since she found me a ticket at the last minute! She’s a total doll and I’m so excited for her because she has a gorgeous new e-cookbook out! Cookie Cravings. And when I say gorgeous, I really mean it! Heidi from Foodie Crush did all the photography for the book and it is beautiful. You literally turn each page and want to eat each and every cookie. You see, Maria is the cookie queen. That girl knows her cookies! And I’m a sucker for a good cookie! It’s one of the many reasons we get along so well :)

And I know that you guys are total cookie lovers too! That’s why today I am giving away 3 copies of Cookie Cravings!! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post tell me your absolute favorite cookie in the whole wide world. I want details too! What makes that cookie your favorite cookie? Is it a gooey chewy cookie? Or a crisp one? Chocolate Chip? Molasses? There are just so many! So spill it in the comments and I’ll pick 3 winners on Friday at 11:00 pm PST!

Winners will get this fab e-book with tons of delectable recipes like, Triple Chocolate Oreo Chunk Cookies, Brown Sugar Maple Cookies, Lemon Drop Cookies and so many more!

And without further ado… here is one of my favorites from Maria’s new book!

Jumbo Pretzel M&M Cookies + A Giveaway!

Jumbo Pretzel M&M Cookies + A Giveaway!


  • 3 3/4 cups AP Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, at room temp
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Pretzel M&M's
  • 1 cup chopped pretzels
  • sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars until smooth. About 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. Stir in the chocolate chips, pretzel M&M's and chopped pretzels.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, scoop the dough onto the baking sheets. 6 cookies per baking sheet since they are jumbo! Using the palm of your hand, flatten out the cookies a bit and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.
  5. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes until the edges just barely turn golden brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

And here’s the link to buy Maria’a Cookie Craving Cookbook!!

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  1. I’ve got to say, I absolutely love all kinds of cookies! My favorite one though has got to be my mom’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I don’t know how she makes them so special, maybe it’s because I’ve enjoyed them my whole life, maybe it’s because pretty much the only cookies she ever made were peanut butter, or peanut butter chocolate chip, maybe it’s the memories of taking them to elementary school every year for different parties in a 1 Gal ice cream bucket. My best memory of them though has got to be the year she made a big double batch for my 7th birthday sleepover party, and our oven got hit by lightening (welcome to Florida in August) & she had to cook all of them, 6 at a time, in our little toaster oven! Mmm big chunky peanut packed, chocolate chip cookies, bursting with peanut butter flavor.. gonna call up moms now and ask her to make some for my next visit!

  2. My favorite is chocolate chip cookies, but with 1/3 less chocolate chips than the recipe calls for in traditional Toll House cookies. Too many chocolate chips can ruin a good cookie. Leave out the nuts in this version also. Served fresh out of the oven with a glass of milk…..Heaven.

  3. lemon and white chocolate. it’s a recipe for a thin, somewhat soft lemon cookie I found (can’t remember where) and I added a handful of white chocolate chips to the batter, and a bit more flour so keep them from spreading as much and not be too thin. I love the softness, the lemony taste and the white chocolate just kills me.

  4. I am going to have to make these cookies real fast. I am on my way to the market to get the ingredients that I lack in my kitchen. I just know that everyone will love them as much as I imagine I will enjoy taking the first bite.

  5. My favorite cookies are soft chocolate chip cookies with about 1/2 a cup of extra chips than the recipe calls for… then just undercooked and served with a GIANT glass of milk. YUM!

  6. I’m sure it’s too late for me to win Maria’s book, but I’m excited for her e-publishing debut! How exciting. And you pretty much can’t lose with pretzel chocolate m&m cookies. I mean, seriously. They would be my jam too if I could just eat this computer screen! Oh wait, I can make my own? Awesome!!!!

  7. PB cookies with chocolate chips…PB and chocolate are the best combination so you can’t beat these cookies.

  8. I gotta say tiger cookies are so far my favorite cookie…They combine frosted flakes and a chocolate vanilla swirl, and the frosted flakes add a nice crunch!

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