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Wackadoodles {Simply Sweet Saturdays}

You know the saying “when life hands you lemons you make lemonade”? Well my new motto is “when life gets wacky make some wackadoodles”. They’re crazy good. Lol!

I’m a total stress eater. All you have to do is take one look at my waistline to figure it out. When things get hairy in life I turn to food for comfort and anything chocolate is like a friend that never lets you down.聽Last Saturday things got wacky in my life. One of my dogs, Zoe, got ill for the third day in a row and we took her to the vet. Long story short she is fine now but we spent a lot of time and money to never find out what caused her to get sick in the first place. We still think she ate a bird but the vet didn’t seem to think so. Life with a beagle is never dull.

Weekends are when I really try to get a lot of my baking and blogging done and I was robbed of that time. This weekend I’m looking forward to a stress free weekend so I can get some things done that I want to do. At least that’s the plan but in case things go south I have some Wackadoodles on hand.聽These cookies are a combination of chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels. They will satisfy both a sweet and salty craving.

Print Recipe

2 c flour
1/4 c cocoa powder {I used Hershey’s Special Dark}
1 tsp baking soda
1 c salted butter {softened}*
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 small {3.9 oz} pkg instant chocolate pudding
2 eggs
1 {10 oz} pkg peanut butter chips {I used Reese’s}
1/2 – 3/4 c chopped pretzels {add to your liking}

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. In the bowl of your mixer add the butter, sugars, vanilla and pudding mix and beat until smooth and creamy. Then beat in the eggs until combined well. Add the flour mixture. Stir in the peanut butter chips and pretzels. Drop about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Yield approximately 3 dozen cookies depending on how big you scoop them. I used a #30 scoop {2 tbsp} and got 34 cookies.

*I always bake with salted butter. Because of the salt in the pretzels you may want to use unsalted butter.

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  1. You had me at chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels!! What a perfect combination and a perfect name. Thank you for sharing your recipe 馃檪

  2. Sounds Awesome! I know I will be needing some of these later. I’ll have to remember to pick up some PB chips 馃檪

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just left you a comment and it disappeared into cyber space! Anyway, I’m glad to hear your week turned around and that your dog is feeling better! Thanks for this recipe! They sound delicious!! Going to make them as soon as I have some time. PS – I’m a stress eater too 馃槈 Christy

  4. Wackadoodle cookies? Why yes…please! Those look crazy good…I think I will be making these this weekend for sure! They look and sound YUMMY!

  5. I’m glad to hear that Zoe is doing better – how scary! These cookies sound awesome 馃檪

  6. I was just going to ask about a Zoe update! So glad she’s fine. You had me drooling over these cookie ever since you posted a picture of them on Instagram. I’m always craving salty and sweet. 馃檪

  7. These sound AMAZING! I know what you mean about chocolate…it is definitely girl’s best friend!

  8. Melissa,

    I am so glad Zoe is fine!!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my project! I am not sure that i am as creative as you said 馃檪 but i do try! HAHA I am soooo happy that you like my projects though, it is what i blog for, my readers!


  9. These look super yummy — love salty/sweet combos! We have a beagle — my 3rd actually — and you are so right, life with these pups is never dull! Mine will literally eat anything! 馃檪
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  10. Rebecca Duckworth says:

    Would it be possible to use butterscotch chips instead of PB? I help cook for children and the rule is no PB or nuts. These sound so good I want to modify them for the kids. Thanks

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