A Teasing And Tasty Thursday

A summer read featuring a female pirate

Summer is the perfect time for a pirate story and today I’m teasing with mine Treasure Hunt – over at Ella Jade’s blog ~ http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/?zx=c54143c09506a051.

Every good read needs a cookie… Here is a recipe I make only in the summer. They are a standard on Memorial Day Weekend and then they are a frequent visitor to our cookie jar with Labor Day being their final appearance.  I made a few ‘adjustments.’  I used a banana bread beer and double the amount 😉 To get the thickness I needed I just added a few more pretzels.

A summer Yummy!

Beer pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Cookies

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

2 tablespoons stout beer

2 cups mini-pretzel twists, coarsely crushed

Frosting

1/2 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons butter

5 oz semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped

2 tablespoons stout beer

Topping

24 mini-pretzel twists

1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter, the egg and 2 tablespoons beer until soft dough forms. Stir in crushed pretzels.

2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoons~ 2 inches apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely before frosting.

3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons butter to just boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat and add chocolate; stir with whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons beer. Pour into bowl; cover and refrigerate about 1 to 2 hours or until spreading consistency.

4 Spread about 2 teaspoons frosting on each cookie; top each with 1 pretzel twist, pressing in gently. Store loosely covered.

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