Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

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Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies are my new salty/sweet obsession! Browned Butter adds depth to the flavor while the butterscotch and chocolate chips keep things perfectly sweet!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup butterscotch chips
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pretzels
  • optional - flaked sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then bring it to a boil. Once the butter starts boiling, swirl the pan constantly until the butter passes the foamy phase and becomes a deep amber color. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the butter to cool for 20 minutes.
  2. While the butter is cooling, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. Add the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla into the cooled butter in the saucepan and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture. Stir using a a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the dough comes together.
  5. Stir in the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and pretzels.
  6. Using a medium (2-tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop the dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. If desired sprinkle with a tiny pinch of flaked sea salt on top of the cookies while cooling.

NOTES:
  • store in an airtight container for up to 3 days

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