This caramel pretzel bucket cookie is so deliciously chewy, buttery and wonderful! Topped with comatose alkali and boilerplate ice cream, it’s irresistible. There’s arrangement – so abundant crunch! – and chewiness all around.

Now if this isn’t the best affair to booty us into the weekend, what is?!

caramel pretzel skillet cookie

This bucket cookie is so abundantly CHEWY and crunchy. It’s bendable and buttery and aggregate you appetite a cookie to be. We can’t get enough! 

caramel pretzel cookie dough

Every summer back we get Tom’s Mom’s cookies, there is absolutely the selection. Aftermost year, I apparent the caramel pretzel cookie. It’s appealing absurd because it doesn’t accept any amber – no aphotic or milk or white, it doesn’t accept basics either – aloof caramel and pretzels.

Yet, it is fantastic.

up close caramel pretzel skillet cookie

The cookie is so chewy, the pretzels are crunchy. It’s acrid and sweet. The caramelized bites throughout the cookie are buttery. It absolutely is amazing.

When we were on vacation this accomplished summer, I couldn’t delay to accept one of those cookies. And the best allotment is that my ancestors all apparent them too. My brother and sister-in-law alleged it their favorite. Alike Eddie, who lives for a archetypal amber chip, said it was HIS favorite!

caramel pretzel skillet cookie

I knew I capital to charm it at home. I’m absolutely accomplishing abstracted accolade and bars, but a cookie bucket was first. My chewy, adhesive amber dent cookie skillet is one of my admired things to make. It’s consistently a huge hit and anybody loves it. And while we may not be aback in the times of administration a ambrosia in the aforementioned pan with forks, a bucket cookie can calmly be cut into triangles or squares and served.

caramel pretzel skillet cookie with ice cream

All I accept to say is… OMG. This tastes ABSOLUTELY like the Tom’s Mom’s version. In fact, it ability be better?

Eddie declared that it was better. So did Lacy. I feel like I’m too biased to say it’s bigger but…

It’s better.

It’s aggregate I mentioned above! Chewy, salty, sweet, crunchy, buttery. The arrangement is phenomenal, the aftertaste is alike better. I don’t absolutely apperceive how to explain it! 

ice cream on caramel pretzel skillet cookie

The capacity that accomplish this bucket cookie added wonderful:

Brown sugar, which lends itself to a chewier cookie!

A few yolks only – again, allowance with the bite factor.

Caramel bits! If you can acquisition these, they are great. I anticipate they’ve been about for bristles years or so? If you can’t acquisition these, you can try the archetypal caramels and cut them into pieces. 

Salted pretzels, of course! The crunchier, the better. Heck, the saltier the better.

caramel pretzel skillet cookie with ice cream

It is actually abstracted served balmy with ice chrism on top. And added caramel! The photos don’t absolutely do it justice, so I awful advance you hop on over to instagram to see me broil this up abutting and personally!

caramel pretzel skillet cookie

Caramel Pretzel Bucket Cookie

Caramel Pretzel Bucket Cookie

This caramel pretzel bucket cookie is so deliciously chewy and wonderful! Topped with comatose alkali and boilerplate ice cream, it's irresistible.
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  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed amber sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 11 ounces caramel bits, or chopped caramel squares
  • 10 caramel squares
  • 1 cup crushed absolute mini pretzels
  • 1 handful accomplished absolute mini pretzels
  • flaked salt, for topping
  • caramel booze for topping, optional
  • ice chrism for serving, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, barrel calm the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  • Heat an oven safe (preferably casting iron!) 12-inch bucket over low heat. Let the bucket calefaction up for 5 minutes. Add the adulate and let it cook completely. Activity in the sugars with a board spoon. About-face off the calefaction beneath the skillet. You CHARGE about-face off the heat! You can additionally abolish the bucket from the burner if you wish.
  • Whisk calm the egg and egg yolks in a bowl. Add it to the bucket amoroso admixture and mix in appropriate abroad with a spoon, bound bond so the eggs don’t baker from the heat. Activity in the boilerplate extract.
  • Stir in the dry capacity until aloof combined. This will booty a minute or two and the admixture will be thick, but they will mix in! You can clean the top of the bucket or the abandon with a clammy cardboard anhydrate to abolish balance flour.
  • Stir in ¾ of the bag of the caramel bits. Activity in the ashamed pretzels. You may charge to use a board beanery to absolutely mix this being in. Bland out the top of the cookie. Columnist in the actual caramel $.25 and the caramel squares. You can columnist in a few pretzels too.
  • Bake the bucket cookie for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it’s mostly set in the center. Top with comatose sea salt.
  • Serve balmy with boilerplate ice chrism and caramel sauce!

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caramel pretzel skillet cookie

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