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Guest Post: Cookies with Lauren of In Between Idols!

Today I've got the lovely Lauren from In Between Idols here to share a recipe for some delicious sweet and salty cookies! They look delicious, and you better believe I'll be trying out the recipe myself as well! Make sure to run over and check out her blog too, it's fabulous!

Hello, humans! I am Lauren and I blog over at In Between Idols. I like to talk (write) about my half-assed DIYs, my uneventful life, and, what I’ll be sharing today, my kitchen adventures! Today, I decided I needed to have some cookies. Lately, I’ve been obsessing over sweet and salty foods, so I knew pretzels needed to be involved. And chocolate. And whatever else I had in my kitchen. This was the result.

Ingredients (Because I am a grocery hoarder, I had all of these in my pantry, but your case may differ!)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup softened vegetable spread (or butter)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup crushed pretzels
sea salt

1// Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl of some sort. Set aside for later.
2// Beat butter and sugars until light ‘n’ fluffy! Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
3// Combine wet and dry ingredients. I did this savage style by dumping the flour mix into the wet bowl all at once. You might want to try a more civilized approach.
4// Here’s the fun part – add in your yummies! I used chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pretzels but you can add or omit ingredients as you wish.
5// Cover and let mix chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
6// Preheat your oven to 350 and scoop little balls of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet while you wait for it to heat up. If you don’t have a silicone baking mat, GO BUY ONE. Like, seriously. They’re like $10 at Bed, Bath and Beyond and they are insanely amazing. Okay, got one? Good. Use it. Place your cookie balls about 1-2 inches apart and smush them with a spoon to flatten them a bit.
7// Wanna kick your cookies up a notch? Sprinkle some sea salt over each piece! Totally optional, but so worth it!
8// Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how soft you want your cookies. And you’re freaking done!

These are the perfect mix of sweet and salty and awesome, seriously. They are pretty easy to make (even for a kitchen newbie like myself!) and take very little time! Next time your sweet tooth is nagging for some lovin’, whip some of these babies up. You can thank me later. Really though, I’d love to hear all about it if you do try this recipe out! 

Thanks so so so much to Brooke for having me today! She’s definitely a rad little lady! If you enjoyed this post and want to see more crap I whip up on a whim, or some sweet DIYs, or just some non-nonsensical ramblings, hop on over to my blog and we can be pals, muchachas!


  1. Mmmm! yammy! Thank's for the recipy!
    Greetings from Greece! (just got your button!)

  2. Stopping by from THE Collective, thanks for co-hosting!!

    Also, those cookies look amazing.
    And also also, I love the name of your blog, the word play is awesome. :)

    Gayle | Grace for Gayle