27 June 2012

Patriotic Nutella Cookie Dough Dipped Pretzels

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Do you ever have those weeks days where you just cannot make up your mind? Getting dressed, eating breakfast, working out. All the decisions normally so easy and effortless now make you feel like a confused teenager just willing your mom to come and tell you what to do.

Yeah, last weekend I had a few of those days.

Most of it centered around this treat. Or, more accurately, what this treat should be.

I knew I wanted to do another patriotic post. I've known for weeks. I would say I had baker's block, but that wouldn't be true.

I had way, way, way too many ideas.

Pie. Cookies. Something with leftover blue buttercream. Pie again. Bananas? No. Strawberries! No. Maybe cookie pie. Marshmallows.

AHHHHHH!

So many times I wanted to take out the dual personality that is my baker self and give her a large slap.

"Make up your mind, baker self!" I would have yelled at her. "Make a choice!"

So I finally did. {Make a choice I mean. Not yell and slap myself. I'm not quite ready for the loony bin yet. Close, but not until Jordan' a teenager. Then I'll revisit that issue.}



I decided to make something with star-shaped marshmallows. Went to three stores to find a bag.

And yes, you would be right when you're saying to yourself "...but there aren't any marshmallows listed in her title..."

Because there's not. Not a marsh or a mallow in sight.

One aisle after the marshmallow aisle is the pretzel aisle, where I let Jordan choose what pretzels she wanted.

She chose the square ones. Which triggered my memories of stuffed pretzels everywhere.

And I changed my mind again.


And boy, am I glad I did.

Have you heard of Lindsay Landis' book, The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook?

Oh my goodness, it should be called Dorothy Loves Cookie Dough And She And Lindsay Could Be BFFs.

Anyway, I've been drooling over her recipes and photos for weeks now. But, of course, I cannot follow a recipe...so I adapted one of hers. I made Nutella Cookie Dough.

I sandwiched it between two pretzels.

And I dipped it in chocolate.


And I made them red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July. Go ahead. Make them. I dare you to eat just one.


Yeah, good luck with that.

I think all that indecision worked in this case. What do you think?


Patriotic Nutella Cookie Dough Dipped Pretzels

by Crazy for Crust
(Cookie Dough adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis)

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 64 square shaped pretzels
  • 1 package candy melts (any color or flavor), or a combination of red, white, and blue melts
Instructions
  1. Using a hand mixer, beat butter, Nutella, and both sugars until blended. Add milk and vanilla. Mix in flour and salt until just combined.
  2. Lay out 64 pretzel squares. Sandwich them with about a half of a tablespoon of cookie dough per pretzel pair. Chill until ready to dip.
  3. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dip each square in chocolate, tapping off the excess and placing on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet. Chill to set. Decorate with drizzle, if desired.
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Enjoy!

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86 Comments:

At June 27, 2012 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

Yum!!!!!! Oh, how I love anything with Nutella.

And with a pretzel?? That's perfect :)

 
At June 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Back for Seconds said...

I had a thought just last night to make cookie dough stuffed pretzels! Not nutella cookie dough, but still! They look dreamy, Dorothy. And you're right, it's totally better than peanut butter ;)

 
At June 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM , Blogger allisamazing said...

Oh my, those look fabulous!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Aimee said...

Ooooh Nutella cookie dough. Yep, I love you. It's official.

 
At June 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM , Anonymous Abby said...

Would it be wrong if I just omitted the pretzel? :) So yummy!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Simple Girl said...

These look soooo pretty! And, yes, Nutella is pretty much ambrosia in a jar. You can quote me on that :-)

 
At June 27, 2012 at 6:51 PM , Anonymous Hayley said...

Indecision has never looked so creamy dreamy DELICIOUS. Nutella cookie dough? No wonder we're BFFs! And good for you for being patriotic in the desserts department. I've been so half-assed about it lately and July 4th is next week and I'm like, super way behind. Ugh. I need like, eighty jillion of these to feel better about myself, obviously.

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks! :)

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Um, not at all. That's what happened to half the cookie dough. :)

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Totally. :)

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM , Blogger sugarswings said...

um, yum!!!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

OMG YUM! Nutella is my weakness. Like we're talking hide the spoon and all evidence that i devoured the entire jar before the hubs comes home. And did you know that Costco sells 2 huge jars of it for like $9? Maybe I shouldn't have told you that?

ps-- please let me know when you're in the bay area! I've only made 2 friends so far so I will gladly accept any stalker, I mean, friend to meet up with haha! I will let you know if I venture out NorthEast!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM , Anonymous sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

ummmm these are UNREAL!!!! pretzels + chocolate is like..... my version of sweet and salty heaven. Adding nutella cookie dough to the mix just like... sends me to the moon! i love lindsy's book, i made her cokie dough fudge and cant wait to share it!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

Festive, tiny, cute, salty + sweetness heaven. Love this!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

Those look amazingly delicious! I love Nutella ... there is a link party dedicated to Nutella recipes today at OneArtsyMama so I've been seeing nutella yummies everywhere ... it's making me hungry :)

 
At June 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM , Blogger Gloria said...

look lovely!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Oh, why don't we live closer! I love Lindsey Landis' book and know I'll go through a lot of recipes when my grands come in July. Cookie dough that is good to eat raw and you've gone and done this with pretzels and chocolate--genius, pure genius!!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Dorothy? You're a genius. But you know that, right? Ohmygoshtheselooksogood!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

It probably goes without saying that "When in doubt, go for sweet AND salty". Such an easy solution. YUM!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Mikayla Sweitzer said...

I'm editing your book title to Dorothy AND Mikayla Love Cookie Dough And we Could Be BFFs. It's definitely up for writing. I'm so down.
But really, I love the stuffed pretzel trend. Indecisive people for life!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM , Blogger Lindsay Ann said...

Those look amazing!!!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 10:26 PM , Blogger Tonia L said...

I am having major indecision right now about a recipe to make! But those do look amazing!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

I am so glad you were so indecisive for so long...because look what it brought to us!!! I heart you so much!!! Nutella cookie dough in pretzels wrapped in chocolate...nothing could be better than that right now!!!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 1:17 AM , Blogger keri @ shaken together said...

Yum. Holy cow, YUM!! These will be made ... oh yes, they will be made!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 5:18 AM , Blogger Nicola said...

Yes yes yes! Nutella cookie dough? Count me in!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 6:11 AM , Anonymous sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

you crack me up, I hate going to the store with a plan only to not be able to find what I need. But I must say, you turned out with a winner, yummy!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM , Blogger Veronica said...

You had me at "nutella cookie dough"! It could have been a picture of it on the floor and I would make up a reason to eat that... Haha these look much safer though... And germ free :) Such a fun, delicious recipe!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I've seen those jars, and it was all I could do not to buy them! And for sure, let's get together! I'm there as much as possible. :)

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yes, me too. Heaven. Thanks Sally!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Wow, I'll have to check that out! Thanks so much for visiting Nicole!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

LOL, why thanks. :)

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

YES. That would be too awesome. :)

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, I hope you enjoy! Thanks Keri!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I know, huh? Thanks so much Nicola!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Sue!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:28 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, me too. I'd pick off the dog hair and probably still eat it, lol. :)

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Alyssa Rivers said...

These look like heaven to me! I cant wait to make them! I am a new follower to your blog! I would love for you to visit mine sometime! riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

 
At June 28, 2012 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

Yum! I love the sound of these! Nutella cookie dough sounds incredible!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM , OpenID doctoratehousewife.com said...

wow- yum! now this might be over the top, but what about biscoff/nutella cookie dough dipped pretzels... just saying =p

 
At June 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM , Blogger Winnie said...

Oh Dorothy - these are sooooooooooooooo delicious looking
I LOVE your decorations

 
At June 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Raina said...

I definitely have a recurring problem of trouble making up my mind..lol Sounds like you came up with the perfect recipe, though. This look great and very patriotic and must taste delicious:)

 
At June 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Natalie DeAmicis said...

I just found your blog last week and I love it! I'm entertained by your writing style and your creations...ridiculous.

 
At June 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Winnie! Have a great night!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! That's so sweet of you to say; I'm glad I'm accomplishing my goal. :)

 
At June 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh yes! I wanted to do biscoff but I was out, lol!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

Those sound insanely good! Nutella Cookie dough??!! Too much temptation!

 
At June 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM , Anonymous Baking Serendipity said...

I definitely think indecision worked in this cake! And I love reading about how inspiration strikes :) These look wonderful!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Cathleen said...

You had me at nutella. I just bought a huge container of nutella, expecting to bake with it, but I ended up eating it right out of the tub in a couple of days... I'll try to restrain myself next time I bake

 
At June 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Dip It In Chocolate said...

YES!! Dororthy, these are brilliant. I completely credit your indecisiveness and Jordan's outstanding pretzel-picking. You two make a good team!

I totally feel like that, most days- So many ideas I need to get down on paper so I don't forget. Usually I end up baking millions of treats in 1 week and then scrambling to give them away so I don't need to buy new pants.

 
At June 29, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks so much!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh I know what you mean!! I do the same thing with Biscoff. :)

 
At June 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Welcome to my life right now! I have a half a pie, a bunch of these, and more in my fridge. Hello, gym.

 
At June 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like these before (I'm British, maybe it's a craze that hasn't reached us yet). Definitely sounds like something I'd love though, and pretty food is always a winner with me. :-)

 
At June 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM , Blogger Recipes We Love said...

Yummy and so cute!!

 
At June 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM , Blogger Cassidy said...

Oh these look beyond delish!

 
At June 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM , Blogger The Better Baker said...

Ohmysoul! This looks divine...mouth melting...awesome! I don't know how you contain all those wild creative thoughts of yours....and I'm so glad you share them too. These are just beautiful.

 
At July 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Pamela said...

Oh my word Dorothy! Everyday you amaze me with your wonderful treats! Thanks so much as always for linking up to Heavenly Treats Sunday!

 
At July 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Tracy said...

These look incredible! Salty and sweet and everything good! :-)

 
At July 1, 2012 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At July 1, 2012 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At July 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! Cookie dough and dipped pretzels are all the rage here right now. :)

 
At July 2, 2012 at 7:04 AM , Blogger MyTwoCents said...

What a great idea, can't wait to try!

 
At July 2, 2012 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Liz said...

Delicious!

 
At July 2, 2012 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Deana said...

Featuring this on my top 10 Fourth of July Features over @ CountryMommaCooks..........have a wonderful Fourth of July!

 
At July 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

 
At July 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At July 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Heather Kinnaird said...

what a fantastic idea!

 
At July 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Carole said...

Very creative.
I found you via Couponing & Cooking. I have linked in a post about retro prawn cocktails

Have a great week.

 
At July 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Carole! And thanks for clicking through!

 
At July 3, 2012 at 5:30 AM , Anonymous Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

They look so delicious & beautiful.....I love when plan comes together,lol :)

 
At July 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM , Anonymous Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors said...

How amazing do these sound? And they are decorated so beautifully! We are going to love these, for sure.

 
At July 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Bibi!

 
At July 3, 2012 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy! :)

 
At July 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM , Blogger julie s. said...

These look fabulous, and I'm very likely going to make them tonight! I have one question...do you have any tips on dipping them in the chocolate? I always have issues with that part of anything chocolate-dipped...thanks in advance!! :)

 
At July 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I hope you enjoy them! Oh, chocolate...*exasperated sigh* I find that melts are easier to work with than chocolate chips, and anything is easier than white! When I melt in the microwave, I do it on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between. If the melted candy seems too thick, I'll add a teaspoon or so (per half bag) of vegetable oil to thin it out. (You can also use shortening.) The oil also helps the candy melt if you find it's not melting like it's supposed to. Good luck, and thanks for your comment! :)

 
At July 4, 2012 at 10:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you dip the pretzels? I'm thinking of using tongs... but I want to know for sure before i start dipping them.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Alyssa said...

Yum, nutella cookie dough sounds so good, and stuffed in a pretzel, wow! These look great!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I always use a spoon and a fork. A spoon do cover it, and then I pick it up so it is sitting on top the fork and tap to remove the excess. I also use the spoon to scoop away the drips on the bottom of the fork. Good luck!

 
At July 5, 2012 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Jerri Rivers said...

Wow! These look amazing! Can you believe I still haven't tried Nutella! But it's definitely on my to-do list, along with this recipe now! As always thanks for linking up with me! Hope you had a great 4th of July!

 
At July 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM , Blogger Six Sisters said...

Oh. My. Gosh. These look SOO good! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week's party! :) -The Sisters

 
At July 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

These look delicious! I just love salty and sweet together! I am featuring this on the blog tonight!!! Great job!

 
At July 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Kaylee said...

Those look killer! I bet they are the perfect combo of sweet and salty too. Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow night!

Kaylee
www.couponingncooking.com

 
At July 8, 2012 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Kaylee!

 
At July 11, 2012 at 1:41 PM , Blogger julie s. said...

That was the tip I needed, about the actual dipping technique...I asked it wrong. Great tip!! I didn't make these for the 4th, but plan on making them for a get-together with girlfriends tomorrow...with wine. Perfect. :)

 
At July 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oooh, yummy. Enjoy!

 

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