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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

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Peanut Butter Baklava

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106 Responses to “Toffee Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies {Appreciation Post}”

  1. Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted on September 12, 2013 at 5:25 am (#)

    Everything I have ever loved in a cookie!

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  2. Tieghan posted on September 12, 2013 at 5:34 am (#)

    No husband, so obviously I cannot partake in this party, but the cookies? Yeah, I can totally partake in those!! So awesome!

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  3. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig posted on September 12, 2013 at 5:40 am (#)

    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!

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  4. Amy @Very Culinary posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:03 am (#)

    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.

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  5. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:24 am (#)

    The cookies look wonderful and the interview was fun to read! So great to have supporters behind the scenes!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Totally, it’s so important! Thanks Nancy!

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  6. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:30 am (#)

    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!

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  7. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:40 am (#)

    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!

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  8. Amanda posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:47 am (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks for organizing Amanda! It was so much fun!

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  9. Betsy @JavaCupcake posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:52 am (#)

    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

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      LOL! We should invent Food Blogger Yoga…

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  10. Rachel Cooks posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:06 am (#)

    You guys are so stinking cute!

    PS: Do you think your husband will share these cookies with me?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Since he refuses to eat them, yes. LOL!!

      Reply

  11. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:09 am (#)

    Mmmmmmmmm peanut butter cookies with pretzels!!! You two are so sweet! It is super fun to see everyone’s other half!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      I know, it’s fun reading all the posts! Thanks Heather!

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  12. Jamie @lifelovelemons posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:11 am (#)

    Loving these husband appreciation posts, and these cookies look unREAL! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:15 am (#)

    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!

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  14. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:26 am (#)

    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!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      One of my favorite snacks! Thanks Zainab!

      Reply

  15. Stef posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 am (#)

    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!

    Reply

  16. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on September 12, 2013 at 8:09 am (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      That’s too funny! Thanks so much Laura!

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  17. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut posted on September 12, 2013 at 8:45 am (#)

    That is a fantastic picture of you two – good looking couple!! My husband would love these cookies too!

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  18. Meaghan posted on September 12, 2013 at 9:47 am (#)

    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.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      He totally needs to do it. He calls all the plays 20 seconds before the announcers do! And he IS the commissioner of his league, lol!! Thanks Meaghan!

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  19. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on September 12, 2013 at 9:54 am (#)

    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!

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Balancing is my one athletic ability, ha. I can do tree pose for a very long time…

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  20. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain posted on September 12, 2013 at 10:07 am (#)

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

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  21. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on September 12, 2013 at 10:11 am (#)

    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!

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  22. Melanie @ carmelmoments.com posted on September 12, 2013 at 11:32 am (#)

    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.

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  23. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm (#)

    Loving these cookies, I would definitely be eating a few of them!

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  24. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      I haven’t done the 3am thing yet…although I feel it coming soon… :)

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  25. Stephanie @ Back For Seconds posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm (#)

    This is the cutest! I love that photo of you two – beautiful!
    These cookies look super yummy – love sweet and salty!

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  26. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm (#)

    I need a dish fairy! What a sweet husband. I am loving reading all of these posts!

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  27. Rachael @ Set the Table posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm (#)

    These cookies look fantastic! And I know several people who would be all about a Fantasy Football blog!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Ha, if he’d only start it! Thanks Rachael!

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  28. Julie @ This Gal Cooks posted on September 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm (#)

    Pretzels. Peanut Butter. Reeses Pieces. Yup, this cookie’s for me!

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  29. Emily @ Life on Food posted on September 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm (#)

    Oh the cookies! And I wish the dish fairy would visit me.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      She’s kind of fickle. Only shows up sporadically. :)

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  30. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on September 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm (#)

    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:)

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  31. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm (#)

    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?

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  32. tanya posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 12th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      LOL, I have no idea either!! Thanks tanya!

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  33. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm (#)

    Awesome post, Dorothy! And awesome cookies, too. And….send that dish fairy my way, wouldya?

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  34. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm (#)

    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.

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  35. jackie posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm (#)

    Awesome post, and pic!

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  36. Heather @ French Press posted on September 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm (#)

    I LOVE that picture of you :) and these are what charlie would call “blogger”cookies…awesome

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  37. Amy posted on September 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 13th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      He holds his temptation in well! :)

      Thanks for lunch today, it was so much fun!

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      • Amy replied on September 15th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

        I need him to teach me better self-control and willpower… And thank you! I’m so glad we made it work, and I can’t wait to see you again after OBC! :D

        • Dorothy Kern replied on September 16th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

          Ditto Amy!! We’ll have to get a group together of locals too!

          • Amy replied on September 18th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

            Yes yes yes!! Can’t wait! :)

  38. Diane {Created by Diane} posted on September 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 13th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      I know, these posts are so much fun!

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  39. Ala posted on September 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm (#)

    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!!

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  40. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:04 am (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 13th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      She is so my mini me!! Thanks Mary Frances!

      Reply

  41. Tamara Coleman posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:11 am (#)

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

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  42. Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:20 am (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 13th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Totally perfect! Thanks Jamie!

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  43. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm (#)

    Such a sweet post!! These cookies look sweet too ;)

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  44. Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm (#)

    The cookies look fantastic and y’all are such a cute couple :)

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  45. Renee @ Awesome on $20 posted on September 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm (#)

    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.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 15th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      No! Isn’t that weird? I tell him we should schedule dates for lunch but we never do!

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  46. Kate@Diethood posted on September 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm (#)

    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.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 15th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Kate!! He does do both, but I can never find where he puts anything, lol!

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  47. tahnycooks posted on September 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm (#)

    These cookies look fabulous!!!!!!!!! Love the interview too!

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  48. Erin @ Texanerin Baking posted on September 15, 2013 at 9:58 am (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 15th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      You and me both Erin!!

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  49. Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling posted on September 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm (#)

    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!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 16th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Lol, totally! Thanks Cathy!

      Reply

  50. Tonia@thegunnysack posted on September 17, 2013 at 6:23 am (#)

    What a sweet post! My husband is so supportive too and it makes things so much easier!

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  52. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet posted on September 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm (#)

    Lovely post and SCRUMPTIOUS cookies, Dorothy! And let’s hear it for the dish fairy!! :)

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  53. Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life posted on September 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm (#)

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

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  54. Jennifer Stott (@JenSto2t) posted on September 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm (#)

    Yep, this is going on my must-make list. And, I’m kind of dying that I have to think about Christmas already!

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