Chewy, Chunky, Sweet + Salty Smorgasbord Cookies

Smorgasbord Cookies are the ultimate chewy, chocolate chip cookies, packed with additional sweet and salty mix-ins for a smorgasbord of flavor.

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Calling all cookie lovers, I have a chewy and chunky chocolate chip cookie that’s irresistible!

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This Smorgasbord Cookie recipe is from Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love.

Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love: More than 100 Recipes and Make-It-Yourself Projects to Create and Share Cheryl and Griffith Day

Look at the sweet and salty mix-ins in these cookies. . .

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In addition to chocolate chip morsels, there are butterscotch and white chocolate chips, chopped pecans, mini pretzels and ruffled potato chips!

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Smorgasbord Cookies, makes about 24


2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 tablespoon molasses

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks (I used dark chocolate morsels)

3/4 cup white chocolate chips

3/4 cup butterscotch chips

1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)

2 cups ruffled potato chips

1 cup mini pretzels

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Line two cookie sheets with parchment.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer), cream together the butter, both sugars, the molasses, and vanilla on medium-high speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat for 5 to 7 minutes, until very light and fluffy.

Turn the mixer speed down to low and add the dry ingredients in thirds, beating until combined. With the mixer running, one at a time, add the chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and nuts. Add pretzels and then potato chips, last, so they stay in large chunky pieces.

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Use a large ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup to form the cookies and place on the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between them to allow for spreading. Lightly flatten each cookie slightly. Cover the cookie sheets with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or for up to 3 days, before baking.

Position the racks in the middle and lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake cookies for 15 to 18 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through the baking time, until the edges are golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack.

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. For best flavor, enjoy within 3 days.

Notes: I used a 50mm/3 T cookie scoop and got 33 cookies. Reduce baking time if using a smaller scoop.

I used Snyder’s Of Hanover Itty Bitty Mini Pretzels (about the size of a quarter) and kept them whole, if you used larger pretzels, break into pieces.

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  26 comments for “Chewy, Chunky, Sweet + Salty Smorgasbord Cookies

  1. SUSAN
    February 12, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Wow! That’s a full cookie. I definitely want to try these.

  2. February 12, 2020 at 6:34 am

    Oh Yum! This looks like a keeper recipe, thanks Mary!!

  3. February 12, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Mary, My cookie monster hubby would love these! I think I’ll make a batch for him for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for another yummy recipe. ❀đŸȘ

  4. Karen
    February 12, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Hi Mary. The ingredients are a little unusual so I really want to bake these as I get so bored with the standard chocolate chip cookies. Hubby has quite the sweet tooth so on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being super sweet, where would you estimate these cookies fall?

    • February 12, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Hi Karen, I’d say the cookies were an 8? The addition of the butterscotch and the white chocolate morsels make the cookies sweeter than your standard chocolate chip cookie.

      • Karen
        February 12, 2020 at 8:26 am

        Thank you! I hope to make them this weekend! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, your hubby and your adorable fur babies!

  5. Kitty
    February 12, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Oh My Word, Mary, who could resist chewy, chunky, sweet and salty in a cookie??!! The combo of textures and flavors sounds irresistible! I’m in! ❀

  6. February 12, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Now that’s a cookie!! Sounds wonderful and dangerous!! Thanks Mary!

  7. Brenda McCrary
    February 12, 2020 at 9:07 am

    I’ve got to make these for hubby. He will love the combination of salty and sweet. Thank you for sharing!

    • Linda Cunningham gham
      February 13, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Watching grandchildren this week and just got around to reading your posts this week. The inspiration you leave us with each time leaves nothing out. Your post is the highlight of my day, love it, love it, love it ❀ Happy Valentines Day.

  8. Karen
    February 12, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Sounds Amazing!!!

  9. Clara
    February 12, 2020 at 11:14 am

    This cookie will solve all your cravings! They’re a nice blend of salty & sweet from reading the ingredients. Looks delicious! Clara ♄

  10. mel
    February 12, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Hmmm…I would love to have some! Looks yummy!

  11. February 12, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Mmmmm… mmmmm!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, your husband and your sweet fur babies! 💕 đŸŸđŸ’•

  12. February 12, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    All that and diet too?????? Sounds good Mary-enjoy:@)

  13. February 12, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Mary, I have had a cookie somewhere that is very similar. Thanks for sharing the recipe and beautiful photos!

  14. Virginia
    February 12, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    You have definitely aroused my sweet tooth with this recipe. Wish they were in my kitchen now.

  15. Ellen
    February 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you!! I printed this recipe and am excited to try!! Have a HAPPY VALENTINE DAY!! ♄♄♄♄♄♄

  16. Cyndi Raines
    February 13, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Wow! Will have to print this out and give it a try soon. Already promised hubby his favorite thumbprint cookies for Valentine’s. Love that combination of sweet and salty and with the dark morsels, oh my! YUM! Thanks Mary. ♄

  17. Debbie
    February 13, 2020 at 1:44 am

    I’m getting fat just looking at all your delicious recipes!

  18. April
    February 13, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Yay! I just ordered my first ever (on sale on the KitchenAid website) Kitchen Aid stand mixer and I can see this will be my first cookie recipe

  19. Paula
    February 13, 2020 at 7:45 pm


    These sounds wonderful to me !!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day sweetie !! hehe


  20. February 14, 2020 at 8:44 am

    I wish I was able to bake these like you đŸ€— Happy Valentine’s Day 💖

  21. February 15, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Are the potato chips measured whole in the measuring cup or broken up ? Not really a cookie person but these seem over the top special.

  22. Linda
    February 21, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Sweet & Salty… that combination. Thanks for sharing Mary…these will be delicious!

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