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The very BEST Salted Pretzel Cowboy Party Cookies for your winter weekend baking. Homemade chocolate chip cookies, made with oats, shredded coconut, plenty of chocolate chunks, pretzels pieces, and a small pinch of flaky sea salt. Each cookie dough ball is hand stuffed with salty pretzel pieces before baking them to perfection. There’s nothing not to love about these sweet chocolate (crunch) cookies. Each bite is slightly crisp on the edges but soft and gooey in the center…with just a little pretzel crunch.

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The last day of January just feels like it deserves a good cookie…I mean, it’s been a long month. On one hand, it feels like this month flew by, but on the other, it feels like it’s been the longest month. We shared a lot of new recipes, with almost all of them geared towards a Healthy January. Today is the exception (well, maybe yesterday too). But I just had to share these cookies because they’re insanely good and so perfect for this weekend! We truly do loooove them, but I can’t really say there’s anything that “healthy” about them. While…there’s oats…and unsweetened coconut?

But they also have butter, some sugar (not a ton), and plenty of semi-sweet chocolate too.

Please do hear me out. I tried, and tried, and tried again to create a delicious, soft, moist, and healthy cookie. But I just could not get them right. There were batches of peanut butter cookies, banana cookies, oat cookies, vegan cookies, butterless cookies. Pretty much every kind of cookie. But none of them were good enough. If you follow on Instagram you may have seen my many failed attempts.

cookie dough in bowl

Feeling pretty defeated, I caved in and made these cookies. And I got them right the very FIRST batch. I was immediately sold. Then I gave them to my mom to try. She said she was beyond sold and couldn’t stop eating them. We both agreed that the recipe needed to be shared, preferably before Super Bowl Sunday. So yes, technically it is still January, but sometimes you just need a really good, buttery, sweet, heavy on the chocolate cookie.

Trust me, you do. And I am here to share it with you all.

PS. I haven’t given up on my “healthy” cookie testing, just taking a break.

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the back story…

What inspired these cowboy cookies? While I saw a recipe on Pinterest for cowboy cookies. They had oats, coconut, and pecans stirred into a classic chocolate chip cookie. They sounded very interesting, but it also felt like there was something missing from the cookie. Like, if you’re going to add so many “stir-ins” to your basic chocolate chip cookie, at least one of them should be a little more exciting.

For a second I couldn’t figure out what the cookie was missing, but then it hit me, a loaded cookie needs a “salty” component and maybe even a little crunch.

P.R.E.T.Z.E.L.S.

I thought back to these chocolate chip cookie stuffed soft pretzels I made last year. And then these snickerdoodles I made back in December. And I knew that a little salt and a little crunch from a pretzel would make a cowboy-style cookie even better. I tested it and the verdict came in quick. These are indeed the best…MOM says so! And she does not mess around when it comes to chocolate chip cookies.

Salted Pretzel Cowboy Party Cookie dough baking

To make these salted pretzel cowboy party cookies…

One, gather your ingredients. You’ll need the basics, butter, sugar, flour, etc. Simple, nothing fancy, but all good.

Two, the stir-ins are the most important part. You’ll need old fashioned oats, shredded coconut, salted pretzel twists, and semi-sweet or milk chocolate chunks.

Three, beat, mix, stir, bake, wack that pan on the counter, bake again, wack again, eat warm…ENJOY!

Yes, there’s not one complicated thing about this recipe. These are EASY cookies.

overhead photo of Salted Pretzel Cowboy Party Cookies on baking sheet

A few keys for success…

…smashed pretzels on the outside, only just a few for the slightest salty, crunch with every sweet bite.

…flatten the cookies dough balls a bit before baking. You must do this to help your cookies bake evenly and spread.

…tap that baking sheet on your counter midway through baking, then finish cooking. When the cookies have completely finished baking, remove them from the oven, and tap the baking sheet once more. You guys, this step is KEY. It will ensure you have the least cakey chocolate chip cookie. Instead, you’ll get a cookie with crisp edges and a gooey center. Tapping the baking pan on the counter deflates the center of the cookie, pushing the edges out. I used this same method for my pumpkin cookies and I now do it whenever I bake any cookies…because it works. I learned this tip from the New York Times and you need it too.

…a little pinch of flaky sea salt, which isn’t a must, but it sure is delicious.

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What I love about these cookies is that they’re so easy to make. They require no chilling and truly take just thirty minutes from start to finish. I almost always have these ingredients on hand. And when it’s Friday night and the urge for a delicious yet simple chocolatey cookie comes on? These cookies will be my new go-to.

They’re just perfectly crisp on the edges, but soft and gooey in the center, with a nice crunch and a little saltiness from the pretzels on top. The best kind of cookie.

Bake these tonight, or sometime this weekend for the Super Bowl…and then every other day you’re craving something sweet and easy!

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If you make these salted pretzel cowboy party cookies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Salted Pretzel Cowboy Party Cookies.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 219 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until combined. Add the vanilla, beating until creamy. Add the flour, cinnamon (if using), baking soda, and salt. Fold in the oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and chocolate chunks.
    3. Roll the dough into rounded 2 tablespoon size balls. Place 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Gently push a few crushed pretzel pieces into each dough ball (see above photo), then flatten the dough ball down with the palm of your hand to 1/2 inch thickness.
    4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter 3 times to flatten them down. Return to the oven and bake another 4 minutes or until the cookies are just beginning to set on the edges, but still doughy in the center. Remove from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter 2-3 times to flatten them down again. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. They will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt.
    5. Eat warm (highly recommended) or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Notes

Freezing: the cookie dough balls can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw, then bake as directed. 

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  1. This cookies are so delicious! And super easy to make too! Definitely a crowd favorite that I will be making again! Thanks, Tieghan!

      1. They turned out really good!
        I actually refrigerated the dough overnight before I baked them but they still turned out!
        Can’t wait to eat them around a campfire with some coffee ☕️

        1. Hey Allie,
          Awesome! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I’m obsessed with these cookies!! I only have light brown sugar on hand.. can I use this instead of the dark brown? Will it make a huge difference? Thanks!

    1. Hey Kristen,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Either one is just fine to use. Have a wonderful weekend:) xTieghan

  3. Thoughts on browning the butter? I see you do this in many of your other cookie recipes and thought it could be good in this one!

    1. Hey Grace,
      You could totally brown the butter here if you wanted to. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  4. I have a picky 5 year old who does not like pretzels. Do you think I could replace the pretzels with crushed potato chips? Or do you have any other suggestions?

    1. Hey Jess,
      Sure, totally fine to skip the pretzels. M&M’s would be fun! I hope you love the recipe, let me know how they turn out! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    Hey Tieghan, I love these cookies and want to make for someone who doesn’t like coconut- is it possible to make without coconut or using a substitution? Thanks !!

    1. Hey Kimberlee,
      I am so glad you have been enjoying the recipe, I would add an additional cup of oats in place of the coconut. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. I was just getting ingredients together when I realized I have all with the exception of oats. Only have steel cut, will that create a problem. Though I could cook some before adding to the recipe. Advice please? Thx you!

    1. Hey Rita,
      I would not recommend using steel cut oats but you could use 2 1/4 cups of flour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Kimberlee,
      I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Best cookie ever! I didn’t do all the tapping, but followed the recipe as stated other than that. Your recipes are the best!

  8. Made these for the fam on this snowy afternoon in NYC. I used a GF flour and GF pretzels to accommodate my husband, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The cookies turned out great, and are already half-gone. Delicious!

    1. Hey Gabi,
      If you want to omit the oats, I would add 2 1/4 cups of flour. I hope you love the cookies. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    These are super simple to make and so delicious! Instead of crushing the pretzels, I place a small square size pretzel on top and push it into the dough. I’ve made this recipe multiple times and they are a huge hit. They also freeze beautifully!

  10. I love the flavor profile and all the textures in this cookie! However…. my dough was pretty sticky and even with banging the pan, the cookies still came out cakey. What can cause this? The butter consistency? Amount of flour? Help 😫

    1. Hey Shelby,
      So sorry you had issues with the cookies, was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? Did you use old fashioned oats? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  11. These look amazing! Quick question if I want to mail these to my dad for his birthday, do you think they would be ok in an airtight container? Or would you suggest a different recipe? Thanks!!

    1. Hey Andi,
      Yes, keeping these in an airtight container would be great! I hope you love the recipe, happy birthday to your dad! xTieghan

  12. Lol on storing for 4 days. They won’t last the day in our house. Thank you. I love your recipes and photography.

  13. Hi!! I’m making these for a dairy-free friend. From my googling, it looks like if I use dark chocolate instead, it could be dairy free. Would that work?

    1. Hey Maeve,
      Yes, that would work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  14. When I switch between metric and US custom it’s telling me to use different amounts of vanilla! 1 vs. 2 tablespoons. Which is it?

    1. Hey there,
      So sorry about that, you want to use 1 tablespoon of vanilla. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Ellen,
      Yes, that will work well. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  15. 1 star
    The sugar seems off or too much add ins. My cookies were little hockey pucks. I’ve have a lot of experience, should have known better!

  16. Hi! Quick question – so I omitted the coconut and didn’t substitute anything else in. When I baked them they were super runny and they ended up becoming a huge sheet pan of cookies haha. And of course it wasn’t till after that I read the comments of adding more oats to substitute for the coconut – is that why my cookies were runny? From what I could taste they seem to be good, but I definitely want to get this right. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Hey Michelle,
      So sorry about that! Yes, because you omitted the coconut and did not add anything, this is why your cookies were runny. Next time, just be sure to add oats in place of the coconut. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    So good – one of the best cookie recipes I’ve ever had!! I didn’t add enough pretzels to my first batch and corrected that with my next dozen. I’ve frozen baked cookies in groups of four to enjoy later – hoping they are just as delicious after microwaving a bit!

    1. Hey Diane,
      I am so thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    Probably the best cookies I have had in awhile. Made them the day after you posted them. Perfect combo of flavours and the pretzels make it!

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thank you so very much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it worked out for you! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  19. Hi Teighan! I’m planning to make these today and was wondering if I can substitute more flour for the oats— I’m not a crazy fan of oatmeal cookies! Is there a way to substitute all the oats out or cut it down by half? I’m sooo excited to make these!

    1. Hey Hannah,
      If you want to omit the oats I would use 2 1/4 cups of flour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  20. 5 stars
    The salted pretzel cowboy party cookies were absolutely delicious. The instructions were easy to follow and precise. We have a new family favorite.

    1. Hey Ellen,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am thrilled that it worked out for you! Happy New Year! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled it was a hit! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  21. I tried these and they do taste great!! Mine came out dry though. Any thoughts as to why? I don’t bake a whole lot. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Hey Heather,
      So sorry about this, was there anything you may have adjusted? Let me know how I can help! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    So yummy!! My kids didn’t want the pretzels so substituted with Heath bar bits – truly decadent!! LOVE your recipes – making your French Onion soup as we speak!!

    1. Hey Nogi,
      I think if you up the flour to 2 1/4 cups that would work nicely. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    I had been eyeing this recipe over the past few days, and then you posted it on instagram today which finally pushed me to make them! I am a cookie lover and these might be my favorite ever. Sweet, salty, and coconutty are a few of my favourite things! The tip to tap the baking sheet halfway through was great. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Carole,
      An equal amount of GF flour should work well here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy New Year! xTieghan

    1. Hey Katy,
      Just put some elbow grease into it😉 I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    These cookies are crazy good! My one problem when I looked at the recipe was the amount of ingredients they needed but I promise you.. oh so worth it! The oats, the coconut, the chocolate and the pretzels all needed to give these cookies a sweet but savory taste that will have you begging for more! Absolutely loved these!!

  25. Learn from my fail: if you substitute pretzel sticks for pretzel twists, and the only flaky salt you seem to have around is black volcanic salt, your cookies will end up looking like filthy ashtrays full of cigarette butts 😀

    They still taste great though!

  26. 5 stars
    As an amateur baker that loves baking cookies, I was totally intrigued by this recipe. Goodness, were these cookies love! I made them last night but I incorporated a bit of chopped walnuts in as well. AMAZING! This recipe will be added to my rotation. Thank you, Tieghan! You rock!

  27. 5 stars
    These turned out great! I am not always the best baker and I was able to get this one right. 🙂 I LOVE the pretzels.

  28. These look amazing! I don’t have regular pretzels on hand, but I do have pretzel thins.. would this substitution be any good?

    1. Hey Alyssa,
      Sure that would be totally fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  29. 5 stars
    Gosh- these are SO DARN GOOD! Easy recipe to cut in half and still had 20+ cookies. Added a spoonful of peanut butter and a handful of pecans to the dough because why not? Delicious. 10/10 will make again. Bake time was perfect and they came together quickly.

  30. 5 stars
    These are soooo delicious!

    Question though: if I want to freeze the dough, do you recommend thawing and then adding pretzels later before baking? Or can you freeze with the pretzels in the dough?

    1. Hi Brittany,
      I would recommend thawing and then adding the pretzels before baking. So glad you have been enjoying the recipe! xTieghan

  31. Hi there! Is there anyway I can substitute any of the ingredients for a more healthier version? Such as using either coconut or almond flour as well as sweetener instead of sugar? Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Rose,
      I would recommend using a gluten free flour. For the sweetener I can’t quite say because I have only tested this with sugar and would hate to give a recommendation and not have the cookies turn out. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  32. 5 stars
    Super fun cookie recipe! My kid and his friend made these today and loved the final product! They weren’t quite as pictured (two 8 year olds did the measuring) but still absolutely delicious.

  33. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! I did a mixture of semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and they are to die for! My whole family, young and old cannot get enough of them!

  34. I made these and we all loved them! We loved them so much, I made them a second time, and unfortunately I decided it would be faster to add the pretzel pieces to the dough and mix in instead of adding a few pieces to the top of each cookie. This was a big mistake. The pretzel pieces lost their crunch factor and changed the texture of the finished cookie. I won’t take this short cut again!

    1. Hi Laurinda! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! I hope you continue to enjoy this and other recipes of mine! xTieghan

  35. I love this recipe! I crushed mini pretzels into a dust and rolled the cookie dough in them before placing on the baking sheet. Very Tasty cookie!

  36. Hi Tieghan, if I keep the dough overnight in the fridge, do I just bake it directly from the fridge the next day, with the same baking temperature and time?

    1. Hi Michelle,
      I would bring the dough bake to room temp and then follow the baking instructions. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Michelle! Yes, you can! I would add a pinch of salt to make up for it! I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

  37. These are hands down the best cookies I’ve ever made. I only had sweetened coconut, so I halved that, and I used pretzel goldfish (quarantine makes you creative!!). LIFE CHANGING. Next time, I’m going to have to freeze 3/4 of the dough (they make a TON) so I don’t eat them all in one go!

    1. Haha I love that you used pretzel goldfish! The cutest cookies haha. I am so glad you enjoyed these Jamie! Thank you so much! xTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    Yum! These were easy and delicious and I stuck half of the dough in the freezer so I don’t eat all of them this weekend.

    Thank you! The salty crunch was the perfect addition.

    1. Hi Anne,
      So sorry but unfortunately the oats are an important part of this recipe! I would recommend trying another chocolate chip cookie recipe of mine until you have the oats. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Joanna,
      You could totally do that, I would only brown 1 of the sticks! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  39. Hi there!
    I only have brown sugar, no white sugar at home 🙁
    Can I use all brown sugar without ruining the texture or recipie altogether??
    thanks!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Yes, that is totally fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  40. To make them healthier you can things such as unsalted butter and coconut oil or avocado oil, coconut sugar or brown sugar, 1/2 oat flour 1/2 whole wheat flour, the cookies should still taste good and be better for you.

  41. Could I do these without the coconut. Not a fan, but I see a substantial amount, so would it change the consistency?

    1. Hi Andrea! Yes, these should work great without the coconut! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  42. 5 stars
    I just made these for the second time. They are great, but i usually need to add a few more minutes to the baking time. I probably don’t flatten them enough, but they are still good! Thank you for the creative recipes you share!

  43. 5 stars
    I didn’t have any chocolate chunks, so added in some salted caramel chips I had. They were still fabulous! Thanks for such a delicious cookie?

    1. Hey Gwen! Yes, that will be just as delicious! Great idea! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  44. 5 stars
    Just made these and they were fantastic. We made them with two changes: no coconut, 1:1 substitution of honey for the white sugar. After a few batches, we found we liked them best encrusted with pretzels before smashing – so there was an even distribution when they spread. So good!

  45. My boys had these at a super bowl party and loved them! I’m making them this week for some friends. Could I make them a little smaller? How would I adjust baking time if they’re 1 T size? Thanks!

    1. HI! I would bake 6=7 minutes total, but this is only a guess as I have not tested baking the cookies as 1 tablespoon size balls. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  46. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! I used sweetened coconut as I did not have unsweetened. I also used dark chocolate for the chunks, and replaced half the semi-sweet chips with butterscotch chips. I also added dried cranberries for an extra bit of tang! Delish!

  47. 5 stars
    Oh boy people – these cookies are fantastic – the only change I made – just left them in the oven until brown around the edges. Did not take tray in and out of oven to tap on the counter and then back in oven. Make these cookies.

    1. Hi Lisa! Yes, rolled oats will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Jen! I am not a huge fan of raisins, so I would say too much. BUT I love when you guys try something your own, so maybe try it on a few cookies? Let me know if you do! xTieghan

  48. 5 stars
    These cookies were amazing! I have to admit, I accidentally bought cheddar pretzels. I decided to still give it a shot and put them on half of the cookies. I also only had sweetened coconut. Both batches turned out delicious!

    1. Wow! That is not something I would expect to pair, but I am so glad it turned out amazing for you Krystal! Thank you so much! xTieghan

  49. 5 stars
    I made these and substituted Rice Krispies for the coconut, and added butterscotch chips to the chocolate chips and chunks. They’re great!

  50. Just want to make sure that the recipe calls for SALTED butter? Seems like a lot of salt. Also, can you replace either the brown sugar or granulated sugar with coconut sugar and use 1/4 less of the brown (or substitute)?

    1. Hey Anna! Yes, I always bake with salted butter 🙂 For the sugars, I really can’t say how the outcome of the cookies will be if you swap these, but I think it could work just fine. Let me know how it goes!!

      Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  51. 4 stars
    I made these cookies and while they are delicious, they don’t have the appearance of the your gooey specimens in your pictures. This is how I might try it next time, in order to have a better appearance: Mix the batter as directed, leaving out the chocolate chunks, but adding 1 cup of pretzels that have been crushed into smaller pieces. Form into balls, press down, then press in chocolate chunks onto the tops of the cookies, and then one pretzel if it will fit. Bake as directed.

    1. Thank you so much Todd! I hope these turn out better for you the next time! Please let me know if you have any questions! xTieghan

  52. 4 stars
    I made these with much excitement but sadly they didn’t turn out as they looked in your wonderful photos… They remained puffy and didn’t flatten or anything… They still tasted good though.. I’m just wondering why they didn’t work. Perhaps it’s because of the brown sugar? I live in Italy and brown sugar is impossible to find.. I’ve read that muscovado sugar is a good substitute but maybe not for this recipe… Or maybe the oats were the problem…
    In any case they were yummy, and I’ll try again sometime!
    Thanks!

    1. HI Talula! I suspect it could be the sugar. Try using all granulated sugar next time. Hope this helps!! ! xTieghan

  53. I made these with much excitement but sadly they didn’t turn out as they looked in your wonderful photos… They remained puffy and didn’t flatten or anything… They still tasted good though.. I’m just wondering why they didn’t work. Perhaps the kind of oats?
    I will take a photo and post on Instagram and maybe you can suggest what I did wrong?
    I will try again!!

    1. Hey Talua! I am sorry you had trouble. Was there anything you did differently at all? Any ingredients different? Method of baking this? Any info will be helpful to help me problem solve and figure out what might be happening for you. It’s hard to know without knowing any details. Hope I can help you! xTieghan

  54. 5 stars
    These are great!
    I had the same question as Cindy about why not to mix the pretzel pieces into the dough, but ended up following the recipe as written. The only change I made was to substitute Earth Balance Buttery Sticks for the butter.
    If you can find pretzel wheels, they work great pressed into the tops of the dough balls and they come out looking so cute!

  55. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved these! Next time I make them I want to attempt a version with less sugar as the only negative feedback I received was that they were too sweet. Do you have any guidance on the best way to reduce the amount of sugar? Should I increase something else in its place?

    1. Hi! I would just try using 1/4 cup less sugar and see how that goes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am glad you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  56. 5 stars
    I made these yesterday for a treat while watching the super bowl. They were so delicious! The entire batch was devoured in an hour! For some reason, my pretzels didn’t stay very crunchy, but it didn’t matter. They still added salty goodness to the cookie. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  57. I made these yesterday! I don’t have an electric mixer and they were still pretty easy! I didn’t do the coconut but still SO yummy!

  58. 5 stars
    These were absolutely fabulous!!! I accidentally used bittersweet chips by mistake and the recipe was still fantastic! You will think the cookies are underdone, but leave them on the baking sheet and they are fine. Such a great combo of flavors and textures. Highly recommend!

  59. 5 stars
    I have been reading your fantastic blog for some time now, but this is the first recipe I actually tried. The pictures looked very convincing and the recipe came at the right time. Just recovering from a cold, so an easy and delicious cookie seemed perfect. And they really turned out perfect (made a few with smarties instead of pretzels for my sons).

    1. Thank you so much Mandy! I am so glad you have been enjoying my blog and recipes for a bit! Also, so glad you loved these! xTieghan

  60. 5 stars
    Delicious cookies! I love the combination of ingredients. With all that coconut and oats, it’s practically granola ? so I agree with your “cookies for breakfast” post. I was baking in double ovens so I set 2 timers to keep track, and all went smoothly!

  61. 3 stars
    I have made many of your main dish recipes. Loved them all. This is the first cookie recipe I have made. The cookies were delicious. I found the dough very sticky and not easy to work with. Wetting my hands did not help. Maybe refrigerating the dough? I also baked them at least 9 minutes. They were still gooey in the middle. Might make them again.

    1. Hey Bea! If the dough is feeling a little sticky, I would recommend adding 2 additional tablespoons of flour. That should help! And if you feel the cookies are too doughy, just bake 2-3 additional minutes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you!! xTieghan

  62. 5 stars
    Hi! I’m a brand new fan of yours and I live in Centennial co at an elevation of around 6000. I noticed you live in summit county and wanted to know how to modify your baking for elevation? I assume you provide the less than 5k elevation baking instructions in your website recipes. Any tips appreciated as we are new to elevation baking and boy are we thrown for a loop!!! Also would love to hear your fav ski places ?

    1. Hi Sarah! The recipes should work fine at your elevation! If you have any questions on specific recipes please let me know! xTieghan

  63. Hi, I making your cowboy cookies right now and noticed that the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of vanilla is that correct? That seems like an awful lot of vanilla. Can you please confirm. Thanks

    1. Hi Josie! Yes, you need 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Gail!! You can use 1 cup of additional oats in place of the coconut. I think that will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. He Jennifer! You only need 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Thanks for catching that! Recipe has been fixed! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  64. 5 stars
    Hi! Can you comment on why you add the pretzel pieces to the formed dough balls as opposed to just folding them in to the batter? Do they crush too much? Sounds amazing but I like less work ?

    1. Hey Cindy, I found the pretzels to get soggy once I stirred them into the cookies, so I leave them only on the outside. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Karin! I would add 1 additional cup of oats. You can stir in caramel bits if you would like. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  65. This cookie sounds great – I love the combination of different flavors! Also, I definitely agree with you about January being a LONG month! I, for one am glad its over and am hopeful that February will be a much better one!

  66. 2 stars
    So add pretzel to a double chunk chocolate chip cookie with salt on top.. could’ve saved the long story about “nobody cares”.

  67. My first time for ‘pan banging’ and these cookies worked really well! I ADORE this blog and i look forward to each days recipes so much!!! Thank you.

    1. Hi Lashlee! You can use 1 cup of additional oats in place of the coconut. I think that will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jenny! You can use 1 cup of additional oats in place of the coconut. I think that will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  68. Hi! I’m baking these right now and already know I’m going to love them! Can you save the excess dough if you don’t bake all of it? If so, would you keep it in the fridge?

    1. Hi! Yes, you can can save the dough for up to 3 days in the fridge. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  69. Hi!!! Your recipes are a fav at our household! Quick question…did you use a cookie scoop for this cookie? If so, what size did you use? Thank you!

    1. Hi Melanie!! I used 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie, using a 1 tbs cookie scoop and doubled up on my scoops. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Amaal! I have never tested this recipe minus the eggs. The eggs bind everything together and keep the cookies from falling apart. If you can, I would recommend using the eggs. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Melissa! I would recommend adding 1 addition cup of oats. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  70. I have been pan banging cookies for as long as I can remember.I don’t gently top, I bang the pan for maximum deflate.
    I can’t remember where I heard that tip but it really works, especially if you also rotate the cookie sheet midway through the baking. The “bake one sheet at a time and rotate that sheet midway” was a Martha Stuart tip for one of her magazines many years ago. She also advocates cookie sheets with no sides.Her reasoning is related to heat circulating evenly over the whole cookie, unencumbered buy the sides of a pan. I have used both…pans with sides and pans without…and have not really noticed a huge difference but can’t give up the sideless ones.

  71. I have shredded sweetened coconut I’m trying to use up. If I made these do you think I should reduce the sugar? Or do you think it will it just sweeten the cookie a little bit more but be fine?

    1. Hi Katie! I would just leave the sugars as is. I think the sweetened coconut will only add a touch more sweetness…which will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Riki! I would recommend adding 1 addition cup of oats. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Riki! I would recommend adding 1 addition cup of oats. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  72. 5 stars
    Whoa!! The idea of pretzels in cookies is such a great concept and these cookies look absolutely fabulous. It makes me so hungry just looking at your photos. So lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  73. These look delicious! I love the tip you gave about tapping on the pan. I never knew this. Thanks for sharing.