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Rolo Pretzel M&M Cookies

Move over Chocolate Chip– there’s a new favorite cookie in town!
And they’re completely incredible.
I’ve made pretzel chocolate chip cookies before, and those were pretty good.
And, of course, I’ve done the caramel and chocolate covered pretzels with M&Ms– those are Christmas favorites in our house.
So I thought, why not combine the two?
Magic, I tell you. Magic.
Eat up and enjoy!
(Oh, and I’d suggest making a double batch. You’re going to need it.)

Rolo Pretzel M&M Cookies

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 bag rolos, unwrapped
  • 1/2 bag pretzel M&Ms


  1. Using a paddle attachment, mix together all ingredients in a stand mixer.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a lined baking sheet. Bake at 375º for 9 minutes.

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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27 Responses to “Rolo Pretzel M&M Cookies”

  1. Jess posted on December 13, 2011 at 10:08 am (#)

    These look wonderful! I love how the caramel is dripping out of the cookie. The salty-sweet combination is always a winner!

  2. Paige @ The Crunchy Mamacita posted on December 13, 2011 at 11:33 am (#)

    Wow! This cookie has a lot going on!

  3. Rustown Mom posted on December 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm (#)

    Oh! I need those in my life!

  4. Karen - Trilogy Edibles posted on December 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm (#)

    ok, i’m drooling now thanks!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on December 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm (#)

    Delicious! Yet another one onto the list for my mom! :)

  6. Kara @ Nest Candy posted on December 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm (#)

    Ummm hello you gorgeous things. Where have you been all my life?

  7. Art By ASM posted on December 14, 2011 at 3:24 am (#)

    Y Y Y Yummmmmmmy!!!!

  8. coconut posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:32 am (#)

    Oh that’s a lot of good stuff in one cookie!

  9. Erin posted on December 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm (#)

    Ohhh, yummy. As my 15 yr old son would say, “Get in my belly!” Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, Tricia!
    Congrats on being a Featured Member of voiceBoks!

  10. Laura posted on December 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm (#)

    Those look so good. We are baking cookies this weekend & I just might give those a try.

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

  11. Kate H.( posted on December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm (#)

    Wow! Those sounds so good! We make the hershey covered pretzels with an m&m in the center! So festive & cute!

  12. MrsFoxsSweets posted on December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm (#)

    Everything in this is yummy, pretzels, Rolos, M&M’s, so this cookie must be spectacular! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  13. Carrie posted on December 17, 2011 at 12:17 am (#)

    Salty and Sweet…doesn’t get any better. They look delicious!

  14. Karah @ thespacebetweenblog posted on December 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm (#)

    Wow! Rolo, pretzel and M&Ms, you don’t really need to say more. :)
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  15. Lindsi B posted on December 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm (#)

    Oh so tasty!!! I love the way those look! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  16. Nicole posted on December 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm (#)

    Just yesterday I was staring at a big bowl of candy at work that is leftover from an event. I was thinking it would be fun to make compost cookies with all the colorful candy. Looks like you already thought of that idea. These look really good.

  17. Kim McCallie posted on December 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm (#)

    I only need some pretzel M&M’s to make these happen! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  18. Ginger posted on December 22, 2011 at 12:08 am (#)

    Featuring YOU tomorrow on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing at my {wow me} wednesday party last week. Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Ginger @

  19. Cara posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:54 am (#)

    These cookies sound SO delicious! I love Rolos and I love pretzels and chocolate, so I think your idea to combine both of those flavors into one cookie was nothing short of genius! Definitely pinning these!

  20. Izzy V. posted on April 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm (#)

    I had never heard of cookie dough dip until I started blogging. What a brilliant idea! This looks insanely delicious. I am totally trying this! Thank you so much for sharing! I LOVE your blog- all the recipes are great.

  21. Kay posted on November 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm (#)

    I don’t know what I did wrong, but all my cookies crumbled! They didn’t taste very well either! Any advice?

    • Ashton posted on December 3, 2012 at 11:42 am (#)

      I really, really don’t know! I’ve made these LOTS as they’re my favorite cookie, and they always turn out…. Hm…. I mean, the only thing I can think of that would make them crumbly would be if you didn’t use all of the shortening and butter. Could that be it? Or if you used more than 2 1/2 cups flour? So sorry they didn’t work out!

  22. Kaitlyn posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm (#)

    i’m planning on making these for a cookie exchange and i need to make about 10 dozen cookies so i was wondering how many cookies this batch makes?

    • Ashton posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm (#)

      I usually get about 3 dozen out of this recipe, measuring out 1 tablespoon for each cookie :)


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