Pretzel cookies

Photo: Lynn Andriani

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Pretzel + Cookie Batter
Salty and sweet can get a little out there (bacon mincemeat pie, we're looking at you). Not so with this most basic combo: Just stir a cup and a half of mini pretzels into chocolate chip cookie dough, and you'll be rewarded with a treat with just the right amount of savory flavor. Don't worry if the pretzels break while you mix; that'll help ensure that every bite will have a touch of salted crunch (we've even seen recipes that use pretzel "flour," made by grinding pretzels).

Try it: Make a batch of chocolate chip-pretzel cookies (or swap in potato chips or Cool Ranch Doritos).

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