Caramel Pretzel Cookies

I LOVE COOKIES.  I think I have started many of my cookie blog posts with that sentence!  Anyhow I really do love cookies and I have tried to deny it for many years, but I gave up this year and finally admitted that I am addicted to cookies.  Does anybody know of a cookie anonymous meeting I can check into?!

Todays recipe is all about cookies and let me tell you this is by far my favorite!

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Have you seen the video yet?



The recipe was fairly easy to make, although there was a bit too much of caramel candy in each cookie, so I suggest maybe cutting the caramel amount to half, but these cookies were still AMAZING!

Look what happen when I added too much caramel candy in one small cookie.


Anyway, the pretzels gave the cookies a good crunch and now that I think of it, it’s actually so much better than nuts.  First of all, pretzels are inexpensive, secondly, you get more for your price, and last of all pretzels are delicious!

Caramel Pretzel Cookies

VERY IMPORTANT TIP: Make sure to allow the cookies to sit on the pan for about 10 minutes for the caramel to harden, or else caramel will be everywhere!

Caramel Pretzel Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1/ ¼ cup pretzels
  • 1 cup m&ms
  • 5 oz caramel candy
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease cookie sheets or use silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl add butter, sugars, and cream. Add vanilla extract, eggs, and mix until well blended. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and mix.
  3. Add caramel, m&ms, pretzels, and mix with spoon
  4. Roll into 1 inch balls and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
*IMPORTANT make sure to leave the cookies on the pan for 10 minutes after removing it from the oven so the caramel can harden.


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  1. Hii! these look soo good! quick question, are these individual wrapped caramels chopped up? and I’m guessing since you say 5 oz in your recipe, just roughly take half of the caramel squares from an 11 oz bag? Thanks!! 🙂

    • Hi sim sim,
      Thank you! Yes, I forgot to mention these were individually wrapped caramels chopped up and yes, take roughly half of the caramel squares from the bag! 😀

  2. These cookies were really good!! And very easy to make! I actually just folded in chopped up peanut butter m&ms’s and baked them and put caramel sauce on top and harden them. It was yummy.

    • Hi Daniela,
      Awesome, I’m glad the cookies turned out great for you and what a great idea to put caramel sauce on top! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I’m a big fan of your recipes & your white chocolate strawberry cupcakes are my holy grail whenever I have a family party! 😀 I watched your video for this recipe on YouTube and I’ve been dying to make these! I have a quick question though. Instead of using softened butter, do you recommend melted butter or were the cookies chewy enough as it was?

    • Hi Sarah!

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! I recommend softening the butter only because I didn’t completely melt all the butter when I used it. The cookies were actually very chewy! 🙂 Hope this helps and let me know if you have anymore questions! 🙂

  4. These cookies are truly delightful! I have made these 3 times already, and I’m gonna make it again! The pretzel’s are a really nice touch for the sweet caramel and m&m’s. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Lainey 🙂

    • Hi Serena,
      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! I would love to see some pictures, post them on my FB or tag me on IG.

  5. deborah says:

    Excuse me,Iwant to ask 1cup of butter is how many ___kg
    1/2cup white sugar is how many ___kg
    21/4cup flour is how many ___kg
    Thank you so much

  6. sorry I mean how many g XD

  7. Deborah says:

    Thank you so much!!

  8. Hi Lainey
    I made these cookies and they were lovely as u!
    But I wanted to know how much caramel should we exactly add?
    Thank u

  9. Hi!! How many cookies does this recipe make? Sorry if you have it listed. I might have missed it thanks!!!

  10. Do you have any tips on cutting up the caramels ? Sometimes they are really hard . I know it’s 2017 , but I am a “newbie” .

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