peanut butter pretzel chocolate chip cookies

Clearly this is my outlet for venting the ridiculous things that happen in my life. So here goes:

Yesterday I was lifeguarding from 12-5 at the gym. As I was leaving, they gave me a stern talking-to about the fact that my car was parked in the lot for more than 3 hours. “This is a warning, but in the future we’ll have to tow your car.”

Um.

I work a 5 hour shift, where am I supposed to park?

The same gym sent me an email yesterday informing all of the group fitness instructors that we are no longer allowed to use towels because there is a shortage. First of all, I’m  not directly touching those gross mats that likely never get sanitized. Second of all, I unfortunately sweat like a man. Screaming while exercising for a full hour will do that to you. Perhaps buy some new towels.

Now that I have that off my chest, these cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate. Again.

I didn’t think there could be a more perfect duo until I saw Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell present together at the Golden Globes. Highlight of the show, in my opinion. Oscars Hosts 2014? I hope you’re listening, Academy.

Back to the cookies, we add pretzels, the salty kick. Like Jennifer Lawrence, who happened to win the award Wiig and Will were presenting. For Silver Linings Playbook, by the way, which Sheila and I are both obsessed with and you should see ASAP. I would offer to go with you, except I went by myself and I think it’s a good exercise in self-confidence.f93bea3a78d0f8d70f7e4f0965052969

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

adapted from Cooking a la Mel

makes 1 dozen cookies

6 tbs softened butter

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

2 tbs white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

chocolate chips

large handful of crushed pretzels

These are quick and easy. Combine butter, sugars, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add the dry ingredients, then fold in the pretzels and chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Oh and also, Sheila forgot to mention that Monday was her 24TH BIRTHDAY! What an oldie but goodie. Happy belated, Sheepdog. Take a bite out of life.

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