Friday, June 3, 2011

Pretzel M & M Cake Mix Cookies

Greetings yet again from the Barbershop! I wish I could post on my blog every day. Sadly though, I don't have nearly enough time to cook and bake a recipe that's worth posting every day...and in reality, I really don't have time to blog every day either even if I did have worthy recipes! But, I really love writing about my goodies and I do hope you enjoy reading about my adventures in the kitchen too. :)

Now, onto another sweet treat for you! You know how I love my cake mix cookies. When this girl's short on time and needs to make a quick batch of cookies, I often choose to use the tried and true cake mix trick. This recipe is another example of how creative you can be with cake mix cookies! 

I had purchased some pretzel m & m's, and although they are quite yummy to snack on by themselves, I had the urge to bake with them. I also had some Snyder's pretzels on hand and thought, hmmmm, why not put the two together in a cookie? :)

(Aren't those cute little bowls? My friend Steph sent them to me as an awesome thank you when I sent her some Pillsbury bake-off bars. Thanks, Steph! Love these dishes :)).


-1 box yellow cake mix (this recipe would also be super yummy with a chocolate cake mix!)
-2 large eggs
-1/4 to 1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1 cup pretzel m & m's
-1 cup pretzels, crushed


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil with a spoon until well-incorporated. Mix in m & m's and crushed pretzels until they're evenly distributed. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, about 1.5 to 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, or until the tops are very slightly browned. Let sit for 1 - 2 minutes before removing to cool completely on cooling racks.

I had fun snapping some pictures of these. :)

As with all cake mix cookies, they have a cake-like texture to them (no surprise there ;-)). Every time I make cake mix cookies, they're a huge hit, no matter what the combination of cake flavor and ingredients I add. Love love love these! The sweet and salty combo in this particular cookie was great, as was the fact that it had both soft and crunchy textures to it as well. A winner in my book (cookbook that is). 

See you soon!


  1. Those pretzel m+m's are dangerous things. I once bought one of those party bags. Bad idea. My thighs are still mad at me.

    Wish I would have baked them into cookies like these! They look delicious!

  2. The pretzel m&m's are so fun! And, sadly, they're also addicting... I hear ya. :)