Jumbo Pretzel M&M Cookies

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 without further ado... here is one of my favorites from Maria's new book!

Jumbo Pretzel M&M Cookies

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies


  • 3 ¾ cups AP Flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter at room temp
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Pretzel M&M's
  • 1 cup chopped pretzels
  • sea salt for sprinkling


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Using a ¼ 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.
  • 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.


These are perfect for sharing. Or go all out and serve them warm with ice cream, just like a restaurant would.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 562IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Just made these cookies and they turned out great! I used white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet just to be festive for the holidays. They are nice and fluffy just like I wanted. I made jumbo cookies, still got about 3 dozen. Next time I might use less chocolate chips, but that's just personal preference. Thanks for the sharing this recipe!

  2. Yum! This post makes me want to make up a fresh batch right now! Can't wait to check out all the other delicious recipes in your book!

  3. 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!

  4. PB cookies with chocolate chips...PB and chocolate are the best combination so you can't beat these cookies.

  5. ANY COOKIE that combines peanut butter, caramel, and chocolate. In any way. Any combo. Any time.

    And chewy all the way! Crunchy cookies are for boxes.

  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. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. Oooh - I LOVE that you used the pretzel M&M's! So fun!!

    My favorite cookie is my dad's chocolate chip cookies. Always a favorite. 🙂

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