Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

Makes 16-18 cookies

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels (you can substitute plain pretzels), crushed
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter for 2 minutes until fluffy.  Add the sugars and mix for 2 minutes more.  Beat in peanut butter, eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  Slowly add flour mixture and blend until completely incorporated.  Stir in pretzels and chocolate chips.

Drop heaping scoops (we used a 1/4 cup measure) of cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or into the cups of a muffin top pan.  Sprinkle each cookie with a generous pinch of sea salt.  Bake until cookies are puffed and just started to brown, about 14 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely.

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