Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Eggless cookie dough stuffed between two salty pretzels and dunked into chocolate.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

I made today’s sweet & salty cookie dough treats on a whim last week. I had just finished shooting my Cookie Dough Lovers Ice Cream Pie, and I just had to another cookie dough treat. I mean who doesn’t love cookie dough? Sticking your fingers into that forbidden mixing bowl for a “taste.” Then another taste, and again and again.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

All you have to do is make a batch of cookie dough. Replace the egg with cream or milk. Roll the dough into a ton of balls, about 2 teaspoons of dough per ball. Try to resist taste testing the cookie dough. I dare you!

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Press the cookie dough between two salty pretzels.

These cookie dough bites are the epitome of salty/sweet!

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Freeze the cookie dough/pretzels before dipping into the chocolate. Chilling them for about 20 minutes makes them MUCH easier to handle when you are dunking them in the chocolate. Otherwise, the cookie dough will separate from the pretzels and fall apart.

Time for some chocolate. Because the only thing to make cookie dough better is… more chocolate.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Perfectly sweet, indulgent cookie dough stuffed between two salty pretzels and dunked into a bath of chocolate.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

This cookie dough fudge is egg-free and can be made with heat-treated flour. Raw flour can be a carrier of E. coli unless it goes through a heating process to kill the bacteria. (Think about it– flour is usually baked in a recipe.)

How to Heat Treat Flour

Option 1 – Microwave

  1. You can heat treat your entire bag of flour or just treat the amount you need in a single recipe. If you’re heating just enough for the recipe, add an extra 1/2 – 1 cup to be sure you have enough.
  2. Place the flour in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds at a time, stopping and stirring after each. Stir well to make sure none of the flour burns. Use an instant-read thermometer to test the flour in several places to make sure it has reached 165°F (74°C). If you get a lower reading in one area, stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds until it’s all ready.
  3. Measure the amount of flour you need and use in the recipe, then let it cool completely.

Option 2 – Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (149°C). Spread more flour than the recipe calls for on an un-greased rimmed baking pan, such as a 9×13 inch baking pan or 9×9 inch baking pan. Then follow a process similar to the microwave method by stirring and checking the temperature at 2 minute intervals. Be sure to check multiple spots of the flour to make sure it has all reached 165°F (74°C).
  2. If some flour sticks to the bottom or sides of the pan, don’t worry, just leave it there. You used more flour than needed in the recipe anyway. Don’t scrape it off because it will add small clumps to your batter/dough.
  3. If your flour is really clumpy, your oven might be too hot. Break it up with your fingers or pour all the flour into a bowl and whisk it. Discard any chunks if necessary.
  4. Measure the amount of flour you need and use in the recipe, then let it cool completely.
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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 20-25 pretzel bites
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Safe-to-eat cookie dough stuffed between two salty pretzels and dunked into chocolate. Addicting!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups heat-treated all-purpose flour* (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 4050 pretzels
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, such as Ghirardelli
  • optional: 1 teaspoon shortening

Instructions

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and creamy. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Turn the mixer off and add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed at first, then turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix until combined. The dough will be thick and crumbly, just keep mixing until it comes together. Mix in mini chocolate chips.
  3. Roll the dough into balls, about 2 teaspoons of dough per sandwich. The amount of dough per sandwich may vary; it depends how thick you want each dough filling. Sandwich balls between two pretzels and place on prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  4. While the pretzel bites are chilling, break up the chocolate and melt with the shortening for about 1 minute in microwave, stirring every 20 seconds. The shortening is used to thin the chocolate out. Dip the pretzel bites halfway into the melted chocolate and place bites back on baking sheet. Refrigerate the dipped bites for at least 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Cover and store pretzel bites in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

  1. Heat Treated Flour: See note/instructions above recipe or purchase it online.

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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting and so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com
Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting and so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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  1. Hi Sally,
    I read that it’s recommended to bake the flour before using in raw cookie dough, so that it doesn’t hold any health risks. Do you recommend baking the flour?

    1. If you wish to heat treat your four there is a section in this post, Molten Cookie Dough Cupcakes, (scroll down to the pink box) called How to Heat Treat Flour that I think you will find helpful!

  2. This is a great super bowl snack! Doubled the recipe, brought them to a potluck and they were gone in less than 30 minutes. 🙂

    1. One of my favourites and so easy. These are pretty much a dessert coz by the time you’ve squashed a ball of cookie dough between 2 pretzels and dipped it in chocolate its a few mouthfuls but who cares haha. Made a massive bowl of them and the whole thing went over dinner.

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