Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

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.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: About 20 cookies


1 package Krusteaz Shortbread Cookie Mix
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup toffee bits
1/3 cup crushed pretzels


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. If necessary, soften butter by microwaving 10-15 seconds on high power.

Place cookie mix and butter in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer or wooden spoon (or a stand mixer) and mix until dough forms. Mix in chocolate chips, toffee bits, and crushed pretzel pieces.

Scoop dough according to desired cookie size, approximately 2 tablespoons, onto prepared cookie sheet. If you like a flatter shortbread cookie, you can flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake 10-14 minutes, until bottoms are slightly golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

These cookies are sturdy enough for packaging so they make great gifts!

Crazy for Crust

Did you know Krusteaz’s first product was pie crust? So it only makes sense that we partner with Dorothy whose love for crust is so great that she named her blog “Crazy for Crust.” Dorothy bakes desserts that are sometimes crazy, but always served with a slice of life. Fun fact: Her idol is Chandler Bing of “Friends” fame, and it shows through her sarcastic and witty humor. And if you can’t get enough of it on our site or her blog, check out her book, “Dessert Mash-Ups: Tasty Two in One Treats.”

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