Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chewy Pistachio Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies


These cookies are the love child of Alton Brown’s “The Chewy” chocolate chip cookies and the Momofuko Milk Bar “Compost Cookies.”  Of course, like many children, they possess traits that neither parent can understand or account for, and toss out many of the notions their parents hold dear to fit their new world view.  In this case, that world view is to have a bunch of movie snacks together in one ever-chewy cookie form! Pistachio, pretzel, dark chocolate, and semisweet chocolate… a beautiful melody of sweet and salty.  These cookies do come with one rule, though.  You must drink them with a glass of milk.                      

Ingredients 
1 cup unsalted butter
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ¼ cups brown sugar
2 ¼ cups AP flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground coffee
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pretzels
2 ounces chopped dark chocolate
½ cup salted and chopped pistachios
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk

Instructions
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.  In a medium bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and ground coffee.  In another bowl, mix the chocolate chips, pretzels, dark chocolate, and pistachios.  Pour the butter into the work bowl of a standing mixer or a large mixing bowl.  Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar, then cream on medium speed (will take a few minutes).  Add the egg, egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract.  Mix them until everything is well combined.  Slowly add the flour mixture.  Once that has been incorporated, add stir in the chocolate chip and pretzel mixture.  Chill the dough at least an hour.  Heat oven to 375.  Scoop the dough out in about ¼ cup-size portions.  Bake about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool on wire racks.  Pour the 1 cup of milk into a glass.  Dunk cookie in milk for 6-13 seconds before eating.  Enjoy.


43 comments:

  1. We're on a cookie wavelength today! :)
    Pistachios and pretzels and Alton Brown equals mad genius deliciousness!

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  2. What a myriad of goodies you put in these gems. Pistachios as well as pretzels-yum! And yes, it seems like in every family there is one that stands out that does not follow the same path as the others and this cookie appears to be along the same concept. Great recipe, hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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  3. Oh my!These look so so good Jenn!!I love the coffee, chocolate and pistachios in these beauties!!Need a bite right now my cup of tea :)

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  4. These look fantastic. They've got a little bit of everything in...perfect.

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  5. These look amazing! You captured my heart with momofuku!!!

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  6. It's time for morning tea and this would be perfect :)

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  7. Wow pretzels in a cookie...thats sounds so good. I would love to have some right away:)

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  8. Pretzels, chips and pistachios! Sounds just perfect! :)

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  9. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wish I could grab a few for the afternoon tea! They are lovely.

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  11. I love the combo of sweet, nutty and salty in this :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. This cookies are totally the one place I can get my multiple fixes: nut snacking, coffee and chocolate. AWESOME.I think I'll be trying these :)

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  13. Pistachios perhaps are the tastier of all nuts! I love them and these cookies look absolutely perfect!

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  14. These sound amazing! I love the monster cookie mashup.

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  15. Wow, these look thick, chewy, and delicious! I love the combination of all the good stuff in these cookies.

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  16. The love child! I love it! And those Momofuku cookies did look incredible!

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  17. Oh, these sound amazing!!! Great marriage of flavors :)

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  18. These are fantastic. I love anything pistachio so these are calling my name.

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  19. What an interesting combination of textures and flavours. Sounds delicious! :-)

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  20. Really delicious looking cookies! I love the idea!

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  21. I pretty much adore compost cookies more than any other cookie...but these could definitely take them in a cookie battle!

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  22. Pretzels in a cookie ... Who knew ... Great idea :)

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  23. I just popped in to let you know that I awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award: http://binomialbaker.blogspot.com/2012/05/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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    1. oh thank you so much! that is so sweet of you!

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  24. this is such a fun recipe, I bet it tastes delicious!

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  25. Umm. Yes? Amazing. Genius. Brilliant. I love everything about this. I've never had pistachios, but in the midst of all this HOW CAN IT NOT BE AMAZING??!

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  26. I love that you used pistachios with the pretzels. What a nice way to amp up the salty-sweet combo. Beautiful!

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  27. Oh my these look sooooo insanely good. Love that you used pistachios and pretzels together. Um yeah I'll take the entire batch please. :)

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  28. I consider myself to be quite the cookie connoisseur! I've tried every kind imaginable.....or so I thought!!!! *hehe* Pistachio and pretzel!? Genius! Cannot wait to give these a shot! :)

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  29. awesome flavor combo!! I love the sweet and salty! Plus pistachios are of my favorites :) I can't keep them in the house or else I'll chow through the whole bag....

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  30. ooey, gooey, salty, crunchy, tender, and nutty... the ULTIMATE cookie!

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  31. I love the sweet and salty combo, it tastes amazing!

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  32. These look so awesome! Sweet and salty treats are my favorite.

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  33. This is a delicious combination and my family will love this :D

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  34. Oh my goodness I must have missed these lovelies. How incredibly good these look, are there any left, LOL.

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  35. You had me at Chewy and then everything else kept getting better and better!!!

    XOXO
    http://TheSquishyMonster.com

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  36. These sound delicious! Like they would have so many lovely textures to them! :)

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  37. Oh these cookies sound awesome! And a tall glass of milk is definitely a necessity!

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  38. These look amazing! I love the gooey melted chocolate :)

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  39. I would substitute out the dark chocolate in favor of semi-sweet and then devour the whole batch!!!

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  40. Oh my word! These are the best cookies ever! I love the sweet/salty/coffee/everything combo! I don't generally drink milk, but I think I'd obey your demand with this one because it would go perfectly with these beauties!

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  41. WOW those are some puffy looking cookies! I am totally in love with Momofuku, but when I tried the compost cookies, they totally got flat and the marshmallows did some crazy melty thing all over the place. If this is the remedy to that, then I'm so down!

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