Say hello to chocolate toffee pretzel cookies!

chocolate toffee pretzel cookies

These babies are chocolatey, chewy, crunchy, rich and everything your weekend needs right now! 

Time to run to the kitchen.

chocolate dough with a pretzel

Seriously, these little bits of chocolate heaven are so full of flavor and chew. They are the perfect indulgence, especially if you’re a salty + sweet fan like I am. 

Nothing better! 

chocolate toffee pretzel cookies

So, these are essentially chocolate crinkle cookies! Just rolled in toffee instead of powdered sugar. And topped with a salty pretzel for extra crunch!

Chocolate crinkles are one of my all-time favorite cookies. Heck, some days, they are my favorite! My recipe comes from one of Mother Lovett’s recipe books that I scoured after she passed away, and well, I haven’t gone a Christmas without making them ever since.

chocolate toffee pretzel cookies

They are almost like a brownie cookie. Chewy, chocolately, rich but also tiny, making it the perfect bite. 

And they are easily one of the cookies that disappears off the cookie tray first. Everyone goes wild over them. 

chocolate toffee pretzel cookies

Let’s talk about the toffee thing for a minute. I went through a toffee (heath, specifically!) phase back in high school but have kind of avoided it since then. This year, I accidentally on purpose went nuts with it. You will see! I think I have three different recipes that involve toffee for you!

I love this recipe because the toffee isn’t that crunchy, stick-in-your-teeth deal here. Baking with toffee is wonderful. Since we roll the cookie in toffee and then bake it, it gets melty and almost caramel-like. You kind of have the flavor here more than the actual sticky-teeth toffee, which I adore. Usually, I’ll just put toffee bits inside of a cookie dough, but rolling them in the bits is fantastic! A little texture, flavor and everything in between. 

chocolate toffee pretzel cookies

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chocolate toffee pretzel cookies

Chocolate Toffee Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Pretzel Cookies

These chocolate toffee pretzel cookies are divine! They are a chewy chocolate cookie covered in toffee and topped with a salted pretzel.
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup health toffee chips
  • salted pretzel twists, for topping


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, stir together the cocoa powder, sugar and vegetable oil. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Beat in the dry ingredients until combined. The dough will be very sticky! Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 4 hours, or even overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the toffee chips on a plate.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the parchment, spaced 2 inches apart. Roll each ball in the toffee chips, pressing gently so the toffee bits adhere. Place the ball back on the baking sheet and press a pretzel twist in the center of the dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies have spread a bit and are set on the edges. These will remain soft and chewy! Let them cool completely before removing them from the sheet.

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chocolate toffee pretzel cookies

Look at that chew!