Ballpark Cookies, or Pretzel and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Makes 2 ½ dozen

I call these ball park cookies because they include white or chocolate chips, salty pretzels, and peanuts, all flavors that remind me of the ballpark. The shortening (use the canola oil shortening sticks made by EarthBalance or use canola oil as a substitute) adds a crunchiness to the cookie. I love the pretzels and the nuts in them. It’s an awesome contrast in flavor, salty pretzels and nuts to sweet batter with chocolate chips.

½ cup margarine, softened
½ cup shortening (or use canola oil)
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup white chocolate chips or chocolate chips
½ cup peanuts or pecans
3/4 cup chopped pretzels (the original recipe has ½ cup pretzels but I thought it needed more)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together margarine, shortening and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. On low speed add flour and baking soda, white chocolate chips, peanuts and pretzels.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to finish cooling.

2 thoughts on “Ballpark Cookies, or Pretzel and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I made these and they were a disaster. As an experienced baker I can make cookies in my sleep. I’ve never used shortening before combined with another fat. I thought they’d remain soft (as my kids like). Instead they became like tasteless rocks. Disappointing recipe.

  2. these were the best cookies I’ve ever made!!! Nice texture and slight crunch…everything a good cookie could want. never did cookies w magerine and shortening before…was very impressed how yummy thery were. used chocolate chips though. not a big fan of white chocolate. brought them to work (I work at Sur La Table)..all the chiefs loved them too…as did the employees..we are all foodies. yasher koach! can’t wait to try some of your other recipes soon.

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