Salty and sweet is always the perfect combination, and we think your guests will agree when they get a taste of these Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cookies! This delicious mixture of REESE'S Peanut Butter Sauce, REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips and broken pretzel pieces will make any crowd go nuts! Top your cookies with a bit of coarse salt and make these treats a hit at your next gathering.
Heat convection oven to 300°F (standard oven: 350°F). Lightly spray sheet pans with vegetable cooking spray. Place parchment paper on prepared sheet pans.
Mix together butter, sugar and REESE'S Peanut Butter Sauce in 20 qt. bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until fully incorporated. Blend together flour and baking soda in large bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips. Using #40 scoop, shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls; roll in broken pretzels, lightly pressing pretzels into dough. Place on prepared sheet pans.
Bake 10 to 13 minutes* or until light brown around the edges. Immediately sprinkle with coarse salt, if desired. Cool 1 minute on sheet pans. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.
Step 3: If using convection oven, rotate sheet pans one-half turn (180°) after 6 minutes of baking.