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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pretzel Cookies

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 I told you in my last post that I am not crazy about pumpkin, but this season's goal is to create recipes to change that.
So far I am 2 for 2.

One of pumpkin's best qualities is it's ability to make cookies ridiculously moist. If you like soft, chewy cookies you are going to love these!
I paired the pumpkin with peanut butter here. You might think that sounds funny. My thinking was, since I don't love pumpkin but I really really love peanut butter, then this could be a good way for me to trick my taste buds into falling in love with pumpkin.
It totally worked. Both are strong flavors and they pair really well together. One doesn't over power the other. I threw in chocolate chips and my new fave - pretzel M&M's, and the outcome is a moist, chewy, salty and sweet cookie perfect for fall!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pretzel Cookies
by: Back For Seconds

  • 1/2 c softened butter
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 3/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzel M&M's
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large mixing bowl cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add pumpkin and mix well. Beat in cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and egg. Gently mix in flour and baking soda just until incorporated.  Stir in chocolate chips and M&M's.
Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets 2" apart. Bake 7-8 minutes. Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container. These freeze really well too!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I love the idea of pairing peanut butter and pumpkin! Totally would not have thought of it...but now I'm totally intrigued. Sounds yummy!

Helen said...

YUM...I'm making these ASAP!!!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

Peanut butter + pumpkin is a surprising combo I love, despite my sliiiiight not-so-in-love with pumpkinism :) glad you liked these because they look awesome.

4Sisters said...

Love these - what a great line up of ingredients!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

SallysBakingAddiction said...

SO many of my favorites Stephanie!!! I love love love peanut butte r(as you know!) and pumpkin. I'm glad you're getting into the pumpkin spirit with me. And the pretzels. Love the sweet/salty combination SO much!

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Pretty sure I just need to save your website in my favorites because every recipe looks so good

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

butter, PB, and pumpkin - right there, we have an all-star lineup! :)

Jaime said...

These sound A-Mazing!! You can never go wrong with peanut butter! Thanks for linking up to MTM Mondays!!

Unknown said...

I wish I could reach through the screen and eat them:) for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!
Smart! School {House}

Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to stop by and share this project, and any other Fall project, you may have. Hope to see you there :)

Katie said...

Oh my yummy! My mouth is watering. I would love for you to share this on my Blog Stalking Thursday weekly Linky Party!

Just Us Girls said...

Oh these look super yummy and perfect for both Fall and Halloween. New follower from Thursday's Treasures!

The Woodlands said...

I almost wonder if cookie butter would work here also? That spicy graham flavor paired with pumpkin might kill it too!! Thanks for these, i am so excited to make them!

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Very interesting combo! I'm going to have to try it out! I'd love to have you join my PIN MEme Linky Party because this is very Pin Worthy! I'm going to pin it now!

Diana Rambles
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The Tablescaper said...

Interesting combination.

- The Tablescaper

Michelle Day said...

Love these cookies! Can't wait to try the PB and Pumpkin combo. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday. Have a great week :)

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