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Like it or not—and, really, READY or not—the holidays are coming up fast and furious, my friends. I’ve already seen “save the date” and “next meeting is a cookie swap” emails going around. I do love traditional holiday foods and baking, but sometimes I like to have a little fun and change things up a bit. We often use Ritz Crackers as part of holiday planning, but we haven’t really used them as part of our holiday baking before. But then my friend Jill was like, “What if you put Ritz Crackers and pretzels crushed up in chocolate-chip cookies and then baked them?” Don’t I have amazingly smart friends? All the sweet of a chocolate-chip cookie with salty, crunchy pretzels AND Ritz Crackers! Seriously! It’s the holidays—let’s have a little sweet salty chocolate party in our mouths for a while!
Sweet Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 C. crushed Ritz crackers
1 C. unsalted butter softened (using salted butter will make the cookies too salty)
3/4 C. sugar
3/4 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C. crushed pretzels
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, eggs and unsalted butter and vanilla, mixing well.
Slowly add in the flour 1/2 a cup at a time.
Lastly, add in the semi-sweet chocolate chips, crushed Ritz crackers and pretzel pieces.
Place the cookie dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Remove the dough from the fridge and drop by round tablespoon onto your baking sheets about 2-3″ apart.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
*Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies
What’s your favorite sweet salty chocolate recipe? How do you like to use your Ritz?
Jennifer Pilgrim says
I am always looking for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. This one looks like it might be worth trying!
Notorious Spinks says
I would love to see what this tastes like. I’ll have to try and cook this up as Christmas goodie and see if Santa likes them.
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
There’s something about the sweet with the salty that makes for yummy snacking. I’d love to try these. I’d probably eat them all though. lol
Shannon Gurnee says
We love Ritz crackers in our family! I especially love the seasonal varieties with the snowflake shapes.
Shanéy Maharaj says
My daughter is at home now and her cousins are staying. This would be a great activity to do with them and it will also be yummy! 😉
These look so good. I love combining sweet and salty flavors together, they go so well together.
Up Run for Life says
These cookies look so good. I might have to give them a try. We love Ritz crackers.
Chubskulit Rose says
Wow, I never thought of using pretzels in cookies. You gave me an idea what to use the pretzels here in my kitchen, thanks!
I think adding the salty crackers and pretzels to chocolate chip cookies is a great idea. I want to try this.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a fantastic recipe. It is easy to make and looks delicious. I will have to make some for the cookie exchange this weekend.
Yum what a fabulous idea. I love sweet and salty especially with cookies. These look just amazing!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
One more cookie recipe to add to my list of baked goodies. This is something relatively easy to make and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Rebecca Swenor says
These Sweet Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies sound like they would be good. We love Ritz Crackers, chocolate chip cookies, and pretzels so I am definitely going to make these cookies. Thanks for sharing recipe.
I love anything salty and sweet and these cookies look amazing!! Thanks for the yummy recipe!!
Tonya C says
My family and I love sweet and salty snacks for movie nights! I think we might try this recipe some time, we love trying new foods.
Alanna B says
I have never thought of adding Ritz crackers to a desert recipe before, sounds pretty good.
I love cookies but I get bored to bake the same thing over and over again. Thus, this is a great addition to my recipe book. 🙂
I love sweet and salty combination snacks. These sound like my kind of cookie!
Liz Mays says
Oh I could really go for some of these! There are so many awesome uses of Ritz I’m discovering!
I never thought to add salty to my cookies. I love the idea of adding Ritz crackers to cookie dough!
This is something I NEED to make! Totally salty sweet fix that I always want. This is perfect! Totally doing this!
Never thought of using Ritz crackers in this way! Well it looks like I have everything to make this but the crackers!
Those are amazing looking cookies. I love me some chocolate chip goodies!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Best. Cookies. EVAH! I love that you threw some Ritz in the cookies. Yummo!