Pretzel Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on October 6, 2014  |  Print Recipe

Chewy pretzel infused cookies sandwiched together with buttercream.

Chewy pretzel infused cookies sandwiched together with buttercream.

I got the crazy idea that I needed to make a cookie that was flavored like a pretzel.  It happened sometime after these Oreo cookies disappeared.  However the crazy idea popped into my head, I’m so glad it did.  These chewy cookies were pretty addicting.  Frankly they didn’t need any buttercream at all but I thought it would be fun to play on the salty pretzel theme with some salted caramel buttercream (and why not?).  Next time I’ll leave them be……. or sandwich them with chocoalate or peanut butter buttercream.  Uhoh!

Pretzel Cookie Sandwiches
Chewy pretzel infused cookies sandwiched together with buttercream.
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 13 cookie sandwiches

  • 165g (~1¼ cup) all-purpose flour
  • 105g (~1 cup) finely ground salted pretzels (I started with ~5 cups of large pretzel thins)
  • 2g (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda
  • 2g (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 170g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 105g (~1/2) cup granulated sugar
  • 120g (~1/2 cup) packed light brown sugar
  • 50g (1 whole large) egg at room temperature
  • 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • Salted Caramel Buttercream (or other filling of choice)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350; line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
  2. Whisk flour, pretzel crumbs, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside
  3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla on medium speed just until combined
  5. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add dry ingredients but do not overmix; use a spatula to make sure all cookie batter is combined
  6. Use a medium cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to make cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (about 1½ tablespoons each)
  7. Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes or until edges have slightly darkened and centers appear set
  8. Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack; once cool, match each cookie with a second cookie of same size
  9. Spread or pipe frosting onto bottom of half of the cookie sandwiches, about 1½ tablespoons each; lightly press remaining cookies down onto frosting to create sandwiches

Cookie adapted from these Oreo Overload Cookies and these Graham Cracker Cookies
Store cookies in an airtight container up to four days (eat within two for best texture).  Can be frozen up to one month.

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