Being a human is hard. Baking and eating these great, gooey cookies is not. Inspired by the Chubby Rocco Cookies from The Kitchn.
1 1/4cupbrown sugarpacked
2cupall-purpose flour or white whole wheat or whole wheat
1cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add brown sugar and stir until combined. Add the eggs and swiftly stir until completely mixed in.
Make 1 cup of coarsely chopped pretzels (see note below). Add these pretzels, flour, baking soda, and salt to a separate bowl and gently stir to combine. Next, combine the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture. Once combined, add in chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and coarsely chop the rest of your pretzels. Put the pretzel crumbs on a shallow plate. Using an ice cream scoop or two spoons, make cookie balls that are roughly 2-3 tbsp in size. Use your hands to roll them smooth, then roll each ball in the pretzels to coat. (Press in with your fingers if necessary.) Line the cookie balls on your prepared sheet and put in the fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours).
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and remove the cookie sheet from the fridge. Prepare another cookie sheet with parchment and divide the cookies between the two sheets.
Starting with the new cookie sheet (the one that is NOT chilled from the fridge), bake each sheet one at a time for 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool for at least 20 minutes right on the pan.
I used light brown sugar, but the original recipe references both light and dark. Try with whatever you have on hand.
To make pretzel crumbs, I put the pretzels in a bag and used my meat tenderized to smash them. A rolling pin or your own hands would work as well. Alternatively, just use a sharp knife to chop.
I suggest doing the 1 cup and 1.5 cups separately as they will be tough to measure out once they are crumbs.
These cookies are best the day they are made. Store in an air-tight container.