Beer and Pretzel caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies. The ultimate cookie experience that is sweet, salty, and totally irresistible.
Good morning, friend! I hope you are doing well. Me, I am chipper because the days are finally getting longer and the weather is finally warming up. Spring is almost here! I kind of almost don't even know what to do with my excitement. Oh, I know, what about eat a ton of these beer and pretzel caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies?
For those of you who follow me on Facebook, thank you for all your comments and messages, it really helped me get through the week. Last week I was in the hospital for about five days. I contracted a chest infection which was complicated by my asthma. I ended up having a severe asthma attack and almost stopped breathing on my own. I was admited to the ICU for a few days. Fortunately, the doctors and nurses were amazing and I was downgraded and shortly released. I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER, but it is still hard for me to move around like I used to and still get dizzy spells and find it hard to concentrate. Then yesterday (Monday), I got a tummy bug, but that is gone now and is my excuse for not having this post up like I planned.
I've always been one of those "Oh, nothing will happen to me. I'm a workhorse." kind of people and never checked up with my pulminary doctor, even though I was recently diagnosed with asthma. Lessoned learn. Love thy doctors or else you may end up really sick.
I made these beer and pretzel caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies the day before my incident and sharing them with you was all I could think about. The first time I made them was when I shared my beer and pretzel caramels. My family was so stuck on eating them right away that I ended up trying to take photos of them at night and they were horrible (the photos that is, not the cookie)! It's taken me this long to remake the cookies for you, but they are so worth the wait.
Oh, and when I was taking the photos, my backboard fell and tipped over the milk over everything. I ate maybe four cookies at once just to get the space cleaned up. I liked the shot of the scene with all the milk everywhere. Whaddya think?
I used a standard chocolate chip cookie base, but added a bit of homemade beer extract. Totally up to you if you want to use it or not. I liked how it emphasized the flavor of the beer in the caramels. I then crushed in some mini pretzels and voila! The perfect sweet/salty/caramely snack with a bit of crunch. If you are looking for a dude-friendly cookie, this is so it.