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Dark Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookies

I participated in this post on behalf of Burst Media. I was compensated for my time and commitment, but all opinions are my own. This post is sponsored by GODIVA.

NEW Godiva Truffle FlightsTM and Dark Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookies: two fabulous little treats that are perfect to give as gifts this holiday season…or to enjoy all to yourself!

The NEW Truffle FlightsTM feature six hand selected truffles that are placed in order for the ideal tasting experience.  Tasting a GODIVA Truffle flight™ is a progressive exploration of flavors, textures and aromas. There are 6 NEW Truffle FlightsTM in all; Dark Decadence Truffle Flight™, Nut Lovers Truffle Flight™, Heavenly Mousse Truffle Flight™, Cake Truffle Flight™, Ultimate Dessert Truffle Flight™ and Milk Chocolate Lovers Truffle Flight™.

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Chocolate and the holidays seem to go hand in hand. Whether it is cookies, cakes or candies, there’s no shortage of chocolate lining the shelves at your favorite store, lining the tables at your family and friends get-togethers or nestled under the tree on Christmas morning. I happen to enjoy these festivities as I am a pretty big sucker for chocolate. Especially when it involves cookies. Or truffles.

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One of my favorite things to bake during the holidays is cookies. I love baking up a big batch of cookies and sending them to family and friends or bringing them into work to share with my co-workers. Experimenting with different flavors is quite fun as well.  When I was selected to participate in the Godiva Truffle FlightTM campaign, I knew I wanted to do something fun and a little different for the campaign. Cookies. YES! I’ll make cookies. Now I couldn’t exactly make cookies with the truffles but since I received the Dark Chocolate Godiva Truffle FlightTM to test out, I figured I would get a bar of Godiva Dark Chocolate, chop it up and use it in some cookies. And to make it even more interesting, I decided to throw some broken up pretzels into the dough to create a sweet & savory cookie that everyone would love. And everyone did love them!

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1/3 C butter, room temp
  • 1/3 C shortening
  • 2/3 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 C white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 8 squares from a Godiva dark chocolate bar, chopped
  • 1/2 C pretzels, broken up
  • Cinnamon and Sugar from a cinnamon/sugar grinder


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat attachment, beat together the egg, sugars, butter and shortening on speed 4 until smooth.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on speed four until smooth.
  4. Fold in the chocolate and pretzels.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Place teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. If after about 6 minutes the cookies have not flattened, lightly flatten with the back of a table spoon. Then add some of the cinnamon and sugar from a grinder. Return to the oven and bake for about 2 minutes, or until about 10 minutes of baking time has been reached.
  7. Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.
  8. Repeat the process until all of the dough is used.

These cookies are perfect to give to your friends and family. Pack them up with the new Godiva Truffle FlightTM and you’ll be talked about as the best gift giver for years to come. Ok, well maybe not years but your friends and family will be pretty darn happy with this gift!

About those Godiva Truffle FlightTM. I tried the Dark Chocolate Truffles. OMG. They are oh so good! I mean so good that I wanted to eat the entire box in one sitting. With flavors like Chocolate Lava Cake, Dark Chocolate Vanilla Mousse and Chocolate Souffle, it was hard to put them down.  But I was nice. I shared them with Ken. He enjoyed  them too!

How would you like to win your own box of Godiva Truffle FlightTM? Head on over to the Godiva Truffle FlightTM website, pick your favorite type of Flight Truffles and leave a comment below letting me know which type you’d like to try first. A winner will be randomly selected on Monday, October 21, 2013. One entry per person. Good luck and happy truffle time!

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30 comments on “Dark Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookies”

  1. These look great! I will have to try these chocolates.

  2. Have to try these for my oldest who is a chocoholic!

  3. Cake Truffle flight for sure!!

  4. Milk chocolate flight for sure! Thanks for the opportunity to have to run these off! :)

  5. Your cookies look delicious! I would love to the Cake Truffle flight.

  6. Yum! I love Godiva chocolates…and cookies! ;)

  7. Oops, Dark Decadence Truffle Flight for sure!!!

  8. A good old milk chocolate truffle will be my choice :). These cookies are almost too beautiful to gobble away!

  9. Definitely the dark decadence truffle flights for me! I need to go bake these cookies ASAP, great giveaway Julie!

  10. Dark chocolate truffle flight for me! Sounds awesome.

  11. pretzel sounds like a yummy addition–salty and crunchy!

  12. I need those truffles in my life. Oh wow, these cookies look out of this world amazing, I want to eat them all!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Julie ;D

  13. Everything sounds pretty good, but I think I’d like to try the milk chocolate flight.

  14. Dark Chocolate delight for sure!! Anyone chocolaty.

  15. These cookies look amazing, Julie and right up my alley! :)
    And the Dark Chocolate Decadence all the way!

  16. Hi Julie- great and yummy post! I love dark chocolates truffles…

  17. dark chocolate decadance

  18. OMG They all sound and look amazing…but I would love to try the Ultimate Dessert Truffle Flight

  19. Holy cow those cookies look delicious and I LOVE Godiva truffles. I definitely want to try the Dark Decadence Flight! Thanks for the giveaway. Pinning this. :)

  20. I would love to try the Ultimate Dessert Truffle Flight!

  21. cake flight!

  22. I’d love to try the Cake Truffles. They would be perfect with my birthday coming up next weekend!! Your cookies look great!

  23. Truffles, anytime. I could use some today along with your beautiful looking cookies. Love the chunks of chocolate in it.

  24. I seriously need these cookies in my life! Godiva and pretzels?! Heaven. :)

  25. Such wonderful cookies!!
    I’ve never eaten chocolate cookies with pretzel and I so wanna try :)
    These photos are beautiful

  26. Dear Julie, These cookies sound wonderful. I love the combination of sweet and salty. Stop by soon because I’m hosting a fun giveaway this week and would love for you to be a part of it. Blessings, Catherine xo

  27. This looks wonderful. I cannot wait to make it. Thank you for sharing this one.

  28. Hi, I just made the dark chocolate pretzel cookies. There was no mention of when to add the sugar in, so I did so at the end. I doubled everything and my dough came out too dry. Not sue what I did wring?

    • Hi Dee,
      The sugar is added along with the butter, shortening, egg. It’s beaten together with those items. You could try reducing the flour. I always add a little extra flour to my cookie dough mix because I like thicker cookies. You could also add a couple tablespoons of milk or almond milk to the mix.

      Thanks for stopping by.