Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies {Appreciation Post}

These might look like just another peanut butter cookie, but there really is no such thing! These Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies take the classic cookie to the next level!

Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies | | My favorite combo of flavors! #peanutbutter #cookie

Hey! I made you peanut butter cookies! Again!!! Surprised? No? Good.

These are actually not just another peanut butter cookie recipe. The addition of toffee, pretzels, and Reese’s Pieces make sure of that! We love peanut butter cookies at our house. Heck, we love peanut butter anything! But you know who loves peanut butter the mostest most of anyone? My husband, Mel. Peanut butter is his kryptonite. He is allowed 1 tablespoon a day on his diet plan, and boy, he makes sure he doesn’t miss it!

If he allowed himself a cheat day (how he doesn’t is beyond me…) I bet he’d eat a good portion of these cookies. Instead, I got to eat them.

Lucky me!

Why am I going on and on about my husband? Because today is Blogger Husband Appreciation Day!

{That’s a totally made up day. But a necessary one.}

The fabulous Amanda from i am baker decided to do a post appreciating her husband, and invited a bunch of bloggers to join her. Because really, they deserve it. They put up with a lot from us bloggers. It’s hard to explain if you’re not married to one or living with one…but we certainly put them through a lot of torture.

Sugary treats on a daily basis.

Lots of dishes. Lots and lots and lots of them.

Huge grocery bills.

Whining when our stats go down. Cheering when the go up, and crying again when they go down.

Spending couch time on the internet instead of paying attention to them. Because you blog readers, you never seem to sleep!

And there’s so much more. So today is a day all about them – Blogger Significant Other Appreciation Day!

mel and me

As part of our appreciation, we were supposed to interview our significant other. I kind of knew what Mel’s answers were going to be…especially the “favorite recipe” one!

What is your favorite blog called?
Crazy for Crust and Let’s do this kid’s. (Isn’t he sweet? And that second one is Jordan’s blog, FYI.)

(I think that was was supposed to be what is MY favorite bog…lol. I have too many to choose, so I’ll say Jordan’s. I’m a good mom that way. ;) )

What is your favorite prop?
Cool looking backgrounds

What is the weirdest thing you have seen me do for a blog post?
Camera in one hand, getting light right with the other, one foot on a stool, knee on the counter trying to get just the right shot. (We bloggers need to be flexible!)

If you could have your own blog what would you call it?
Fantasy Football Fanatics (I keep telling him to start it. He’d be so successful because he really does know what he’s doing.)

What do you do for a living and what are your hobbies?
Hobbies – Golf and Fantasy football. I work from home and manage IT outsourced contracts.

What is your favorite recipe from Crazy for Crust?
The peanut butter with chocolate football dip in the shape of a football. Tremendous!

Who does the dishes?
Dorothy does dishes many times a day. I just do them after dinner. (But sometimes the dish fairy does show up during the day. Just sayin’!)

And, I bet, these Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies would go on the short-list of Mel approved Crazy for Crust recipes. He’s a total sucker for peanut butter cookies!

Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies | | My favorite combo of flavors! #peanutbutter #cookie

Have you ever added pretzels to a cookie? So amazing! I’ve wanted to for a very long time, and never did. The toffee is an added bonus. I think I’m going to start adding toffee to everything. Is there anything better?

The toffee, pretzels, and peanut butter go so well together. And well, as I’ve said before, everything is better with Reese’s!

These cookies will be a huge hit with your family, I promise. And they freeze well, so you can make them ahead of time. Perfect for those Christmas cookie baskets!

{OMG, did I just reference Christmas??? It’ll be here before we know it…}

Make these cookies. Your spouse will thank you. And so will everyone else!

Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies | | My favorite combo of flavors! #peanutbutter #cookie

And go give your spouse a hug. Make sure they know you appreciate them!

And to Mel, I love you sweetie, thanks for putting up with my messes and my addiction to social media, my computer, and my phone. I really couldn’t do this job without your amazing support. You rock! xoxo

Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies.

Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup toffee chips (Bits ‘o Brickle)
  • 1 cup pretzel twists, slightly crushed
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces


  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and both sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg, vanilla, milk, and salt and mix until combined. Slowly add flour, salt, and baking soda and mix until dough just comes together. Stir in toffee chips, pretzels, and Reese’s Pieces.
  2. Chill your dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat baking mat.
  3. Scoop chilled dough and place on the prepared cookies sheets. (I used a 2 tablespoon scoop.) Bake for 8-10 minutes, until they just begin to brown. Cool completely and remove from cookie sheets.
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Check out all the other appreciation posts in blogland today!

Other Mel approved recipes:

Carrot Cake Brownies


Peanut Butter Baklava

Peanut Butter Baklava 4 words


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  1. Everything I have ever loved in a cookie!
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet recently posted..M&M Kit Kat Cake {Appreciation Post}My Profile

  2. No husband, so obviously I cannot partake in this party, but the cookies? Yeah, I can totally partake in those!! So awesome!
    Tieghan recently posted..Loaded Greek Goddess Chickpea and Quinoa Pita Chip NachosMy Profile

  3. I am loving all these posts, it’s funny because the men do go through some pretty universal crazy stuff. Love his choice of cookies!
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig recently posted..Cheesy Hot Salmon DipMy Profile

  4. Hee heeee. I mentioned about website technical difficulties, too. It’s the worst! Ah, our husbands do tolerate a lot. Yours is so lucky – I would trade places with him for a day to be served all you make, including these cookies.
    Amy @Very Culinary recently posted..Video: The (not-so-new) Newlywed Game…for Spouse Appreciation DayMy Profile

  5. The cookies look wonderful and the interview was fun to read! So great to have supporters behind the scenes!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Lime Bean Polska Kielbasa SoupMy Profile

  6. 1-awwww so sweet, love getting to know your hubs a little!
    2-These cookies look SO DELICIOUS! Pretzels and pb and toffee–OH MYYY!

  7. Aww, Mel is so sweet! I love getting to know bloggers families!
    Pretzels and peanut butter is wonderful enough but toffee takes it over the top!
    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen recently posted..Pumpkin Spice CookiesMy Profile

  8. Mel rocks. And tell him he better start that blog! Or go get the domain name at the very least! Sounds like you are are a great team… and are certainly an adorable couple!!! :) Thanks so much for doing this… love getting to know you both better!
    Amanda recently posted..Classic Cheesecake with Double Crust {Appreciation Post}My Profile

  9. You two are too cute together. Stop it. Really… stop being so cute!! HAHA :)

    And flexible… yes. I see a theme in these blog posts. Us blogging wives are FLEXIBLE! HEHE
    Betsy @JavaCupcake recently posted..White Chocolate Everything! {Appreciation Post}My Profile

  10. You guys are so stinking cute!

    PS: Do you think your husband will share these cookies with me?
    Rachel Cooks recently posted..Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies {appreciation post}My Profile

  11. Mmmmmmmmm peanut butter cookies with pretzels!!! You two are so sweet! It is super fun to see everyone’s other half!
    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me recently posted..Bourbon Caramel Apple Shortcakes {Appreciation Post}My Profile

  12. Loving these husband appreciation posts, and these cookies look unREAL! Thanks for sharing!
    Jamie @lifelovelemons recently posted..Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage PizzaMy Profile

  13. So funny, love your husband’s responses. I would love to hear my boyfriend respond to those same questions if given the chance to be interviewed. And love these cookies- all of my favorite things in one!

  14. Your husband’s responses are so funny! You guys are a cute couple. These cookies look delicious. I’ve put pretzels in peanut butter cookies and I agree with you, they are amazing!!
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted..Coconut Almond Cream CakeMy Profile

  15. I love how you gave us a recipe that not only your husband will love but so many husband’s will love. Mine would go crazy for this recipe!
    Stef recently posted..Graham Cracker Waffle Cones {Appreciation Post}My Profile

  16. Love the idea of spouse appreciation day! My hubbie actually commented on my chili post earlier this week, because he wanted to make sure everyone understood the crunchiness of the veggies. Too funny!
    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent recently posted..Carmelized Onion DipMy Profile

  17. That is a fantastic picture of you two – good looking couple!! My husband would love these cookies too!
    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut recently posted..Best Ever Chicken Enchiladas {Appreciation Post}My Profile

  18. Holy moly, these look delicious! And can I second the fantasy football blog thing? Not for me, mind you. For my husband. And many others.
    Meaghan recently posted..homemade SpaghettiOs {appreciation post}My Profile

  19. Awww your hubs is such a sweetie! I’m still trying to get down how exactly you got that shot balancing, holding, being an acrobat!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted..Thursday JEMs {Julie’s Easy Meal Plans} 9/12/13My Profile

  20. I am all over these cookies! And you two are so cute! And I’m totally digging his blog name!

  21. What an awesome post and it’s such a great idea to do these posts. Been seeing lots of them today! And you guys look wonderful in that pic! And so do the cookies! And he’s a smart guy to say your PB/football dip is his fave. I’ve always wanted to make that one!

  22. I am loving these interviews. I love his answer for his favorite blog. :) I can just picture my hubby answering these questions. Cookies look delicious.

  23. Loving these cookies, I would definitely be eating a few of them!
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl recently posted..Easy Kale PestoMy Profile

  24. Our hubby’s certainly endure a lot being married to a food blogger. :) Even though they get to enjoy our yummy treats, they also wonder why we aren’t in bed at 3am and still on the computer writing or editing, lol. Love this sweet treat dedicated to your hubby. These look fabulous!
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme recently posted..Skillet Salted Caramel Apple Crisp plus Giveaway!My Profile

  25. This is the cutest! I love that photo of you two – beautiful!
    These cookies look super yummy – love sweet and salty!
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds recently posted..Pumpkin Spice Biscoff Cheesecake Pretzel BitesMy Profile

  26. I need a dish fairy! What a sweet husband. I am loving reading all of these posts!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts recently posted..The Guy Across The TableMy Profile

  27. These cookies look fantastic! And I know several people who would be all about a Fantasy Football blog!
    Rachael @ Set the Table recently posted..Mexican Chocolate Shake {Husband Appreciation Post}My Profile

  28. Pretzels. Peanut Butter. Reeses Pieces. Yup, this cookie’s for me!
    Julie @ This Gal Cooks recently posted..Thirty Minute Paella with TomatoesMy Profile

  29. Oh the cookies! And I wish the dish fairy would visit me.
    Emily @ Life on Food recently posted..eggplant parmesanMy Profile

  30. I am really enjoying reading all of the hubby posts:) The photo of the two of you is so cute! You look so happy:) Your cookies look yummy, and the photos are fantastic…now I can just picture you all twisted up trying to get just the right angle for the photos:)
    Sue {munchkin munchies} recently posted..Pop Tart CookiesMy Profile

  31. This is no ordinary cookie, which is perfect for a special hubby! Will you send the dish fairy to my house after she is done at yours?
    Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff recently posted..Nutty Pumpkin Bundt Cake and a few shopping finds!My Profile

  32. It’s good to know my husband is in such good company! I don’t know how your husband has self control with all the amazing things you whip up Dorothy-like these cookies!
    tanya recently posted..Reese’s Peanut Butter Caramel Bars { appreciation post for the worlds best taste tester}My Profile

  33. Awesome post, Dorothy! And awesome cookies, too. And….send that dish fairy my way, wouldya?
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl recently posted..Wake Up WednesdaysMy Profile

  34. A few things . . . . These look awesome! Your husband sounds like an amazing guys (dishes?!?!?!). And would it be weird if I started commenting on Jordan’s blog, I might become her biggest fan . . . well, behind you and Mel.
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue recently posted..Fun Felt Appliqués: How to Cut Felt with a SilhouetteMy Profile

  35. Awesome post, and pic!

  36. I LOVE that picture of you :) and these are what charlie would call “blogger”cookies…awesome
    Heather @ French Press recently posted..Chocolate Pudding Brownie CookiesMy Profile

  37. First off, you two look SO sweet together!! Absolutely adorable. :) My guy would definitely agree to the cheering/crying stats part. And the weird poses for photo shoots part. The secret lives of food bloggers…

    You’re so cute to make cookies he’d like! I bet he was really tempted to take a cheat day and try one!
    Amy recently posted..Spinach and Goat Cheese Cornbread MuffinsMy Profile

  38. do you think the dish fairy would like to make a visit to my house soon, I have peanut butter :) It’s fun to get to know your hubby, and Ioved his answers. It sure is great getting to know everyone a little bit better!

  39. How amazingly sweet–both the cookies AND your marriage! It must be awful nice to have someone around who not only supports what you do every single day, but can hop right on board by naming recipe favs, too :) what a gorgeous support system. Can’t wonder how these yummy cookies were born–delish, thanks, Dorothy!!
    Ala recently posted..Peanut Butter & Cookie Butter Fudge Truffle BrowniesMy Profile

  40. Oh wow, Jordan looks like you! (Crazy, I know, since your are her mother and all:) These posts are so fun to read! Toffee and pretzels were made for each other. These cookies look chock full of good stuff!

  41. Ding! Ding! Ding! Sweet & Salty my FAV combo! Sign me up please b/c these are right up my alley :)

  42. These cookies look fantastic! I do love the sweet salty combo but have never had pretzels in cookies. I know it would be delicious though!
    Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama recently posted..Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {Appreciation Post}My Profile

  43. Such a sweet post!! These cookies look sweet too ;)
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen recently posted..Maple Glazed Pumpkin DonutsMy Profile

  44. The cookies look fantastic and y’all are such a cute couple :)
    Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee recently posted..Sweet Talk: Sweet Temptations by NicoleMy Profile

  45. Wow, you and your husband both work from home? That’s so cool. Do you actually get to spend much time together during the day? How sweet that he does the dishes for you. These cookies AMAZING! Can’t wait to try them.
    Renee @ Awesome on $20 recently posted..Super Fast Faux PizzaMy Profile

  46. You and hubs are one gooooood looking couple!
    I wish my husband did the dishes!! At least he does the laundry … once a year. :-D

    PB cookie with pretzels in ‘em?! I’ll have a dozen.
    Kate@Diethood recently posted..Banana Bread Stuffed French ToastMy Profile

  47. These cookies look fabulous!!!!!!!!! Love the interview too!
    tahnycooks recently posted..Mint Chocolate Chip CakeMy Profile

  48. No cookies for the Mr.? I shed a tear for him. :’(

    I hope one day he’ll go off his diet plan and you’ll make these for him!
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking recently posted..Healthier New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies (100% whole grain, dairy-free)My Profile

  49. Husbands really do deserve an appreciation day for all they put up with! Then again…I tend to think the delicious benefits outweigh the drawbacks ;) Nicely done, Dorothy!
    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling recently posted..Cookie Butter Pretzel DipMy Profile

  50. What a sweet post! My husband is so supportive too and it makes things so much easier!
    Tonia@thegunnysack recently posted..Time To Sparkle Link Party #27My Profile

  51. Lovely post and SCRUMPTIOUS cookies, Dorothy! And let’s hear it for the dish fairy!! :)
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet recently posted..Bacon, Leek and Roasted Tomato Quiche with Polenta CrustMy Profile

  52. I love pretzels in cookies!! That salty crunch surrounded by all that chewy sweetness…mmmm!!! You and your hubby are completely adorbs!!

  53. Yep, this is going on my must-make list. And, I’m kind of dying that I have to think about Christmas already!
    Jennifer Stott (@JenSto2t) recently posted..Pumpkin Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsMy Profile


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