Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies

I have a love affair with shortbread: I can’t ever get enough!

Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies - these easy cookies have just 5 ingredients! Fast and foolproof, they're the BEST cookie ever!

What is your favorite cookie? Do you have one kind that you just can never stop eating? If I’m being totally honest, I have lots of those kinds of cookies – peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar cookies – but my most favorite EVER is shortbread. I can eat my weight in shortbread!

Shortbread is so versatile too. It can be used as a crust or made plain. It can be dipped in chocolate or you can add things to it (like, say, chocolate chips, pretzels, and toffee bits). As a base recipe, it’s a blank slate and I love making new recipes with my baking arsenal.

Now, I have a shortbread recipe that I love. But if I’m being honest, my favorite shortbread recipe is actually from a Krusteaz mix.

Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies (7 of 8)

The Krusteaz Shortbread Cookie Mix produces the softest, most butter homemade shortbread you’ll ever eat. It’s a seasonal product, available at the holidays, which makes it extra special. Because these Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies are made using Krusteaz, the entire recipe has only 5 ingredients. They come together in minutes!

Shortbread cookies are perfect for holiday giving. They travel well, can be shipped, and everyone loves them. Wether you’re making them for a holiday party or packaging them up to give as gifts, this recipe is the perfect one!

Pretzel, toffee bits, and chocolate, all in one recipe. Is there anything better??

Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies - these easy cookies have just 5 ingredients! Fast and foolproof, they're the BEST cookie ever!

I think not! 🙂

Get the recipe for the Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies here.

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Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Made easy using a Krusteaz mix, these Pretzel Toffee Shortbread Cookies have only 5 ingredients and come together in minutes! They're the perfect holiday gift!


  • 1 box Krusteaz Shortbread Cookie Mix

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

  • 1/3 cup toffee bits

  • 1/3 cup crushed pretzels


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‘Tis the season for Krusteaz Cookies: it’s time to #SpreadCookieJoy! Join me and Krusteaz this month in spreading our joy for COOKIES!

  • Krusteaz will reveal a unique cookie recipe and gift idea on Twitter every day throughout December. For those looking for more baking and gifting tips and Krusteaz prizes, a #SpreadCookieJoy Twitter Party will be held on December 15th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST.
  • Beginning on December 3, the cookie fun continues throughout the month with a virtual holiday cookie decorating party on, featuring festive cookie recipes and inspiration, fun hack videos and how-to’s from the Baker’s Dozen.
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  1. These look perfect for a cookie swap that I’m attending this weekend!

  2. Great flavor combination, this will be a hit.

  3. What awesome add -ins! I’m such a fan of the salty-sweet thing you’ve got going on here 🙂 

  4. Those look really, really good! My favorite cookie that I can’t stop eating is a butterball. So good!! 

  5. I love shortbread and it is one that is right there on the top of my favorite list.  I don’t know if I can actually claim just one cookie as my absolute fav because I love so many!  Shortbread though is just irresistible and I can’t ever stop at one!!

  6. I love pretzels in cookies! Something about the saltiness I guess 😀 These look delicious Dorothy! Yum 🙂

  7. Woah! All these flavours! Love it 

  8. I love shortbread!  Something about the butter. 😉  The pretzels in this are a perfect addition.  Salty sweet it one of my favorite flavor combinations.

  9. Shortbread is always sneaky addictive. Like, I think I’ll be able to eat just a bit, and then I gobble the whole thing. And you added pretzels and toffee, so yep. Danger zone!

  10. I love shortbread too, and toffee is more or less my kryptonite. Last year I bought a bag of toffee chips, but couldn’t decide on anything to make with them, and then just ended up eating them plain. Not this year, though, I’ll have to give these a try!

  11. The sweet and salty combo is always so good!

  12. such a cool idea! They look like ccc’s but they’re shortbread! and pretzels and toffee are 2 of my fave cookie additions 😀

  13. I love baking with pretzels. They add such a great texture and flavor!

  14. My store doesn’t have the shortbread mix. Can i make with the sugar mix?

  15. These cookies sound yummy!  Where can you buy this shortbread mix?

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