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Take 5 Cookies

Needless to say, when I saw this recipe, I HAD to make them.  Peanut butter cookie dough with chocolate chips, pretzels and drizzled in caramel….sounds like heaven to me!

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 40 1x



1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chocolate chunks (your choice of intensity, just use good chocolate)
Large, double-fisted handful of pretzel sticks, lightly crushed (good and salty)
Soft caramels to melt and drizzle


Preheat oven to 325. Line baking sheets with parchment.
In medium bowl, cream together butter, sugars, corn syrup, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the peanut butter, beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in the flour. Mix in half of the chocolate and half of the pretzels.

Drop dough by soup spoon full onto cookie sheets. Add 3 or 4 more chunks of chocolate on top and a few nice size pieces of pretzel so that they will show nicely when baked off.

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, until they are lightly golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.

When cool drizzle with caramel.


From Cookie Madness

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookies-Bars
  • Method: Hand
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 448
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.5g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Protein: 9.5g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg

Keywords: Take 5, cookies, peanut butter, pretzels, caramel