Indulge a bit with these salted caramel stuffed pretzel cookies.
I think last week I mentioned that we had a stray dog wonder into our backyard. Maybe I didn’t. Here’s a recap – a dog found his way into our backyard last week and thinks he is comfortably home. We already have two dogs that are not so keen on the idea of sharing their backyard with said dog. Plus, he has a collar so I know he has a home. He is a big lovey and just wants his ears scratched.
I say big – he’s huge. He’s probably 45-50 pounds and bigger then both of my dogs. And I’m pretty sure he’s still a puppy. He tries to nibble your hands when you pet him and he jumps like he’s on his own mini trampoline. He jumps right into my shoulder when I go outside. And jumps and jumps. He’s almost knocked me over a few times and a couple times he jumped when my back was turned. I’m not so keen on giving a 45-50 pound dog a piggy back. Thanks guy.
I’ve listed him everywhere to try and find his owners. Ryon walked him around the neighborhoods near our house. Someone has to be missing this big guy. No one has claimed him, so he just kind of gets to hang out in our backyard. One day though I had a great idea to leave the gate open and let him find his way home. He’s smart, he’s a dog. I figured he’d catch a whiff of something and maybe head back home. Yea, not so much.
I left the gate open, got in the car and started to drive off. Well mister big jumping puppy took off after my car. Bolted after it really. So I stopped and he stopped. I backed up a little and he backed up. This went on for a few minutes. I finally told him to get back in the backyard so that I could leave. He headed back towards the house and I pulled out onto the street. And then so did the dog. I about had a heart attack! This big ole floppy dog was following me into a busy main road.
I pulled over on the side of the road and pulled him into the car with me, drove back to the house and put him back in the backyard. And when I got back in the car I proceeded to cry like a baby. One because it scared me to see him chase after the car, two because he could have gotten hurt and three because at that point I figured out he wasn’t leaving. I was just glad that he kids weren’t with me at the time. [Who by the way, call him new puppy. No no no.]
So new puppy is still in the backyard. I’m going to print out flyers this week and staple them to every post in the city. I’m not even a dog person yall. I told Ryon about a month ago that I don’t want anymore dogs. Like ever. They stress me out. Like cry in the car because they almost got his stress. Then when I was rubbing his ears one night I had the best idea for a name. Yup, I mentally named the stray dog. I know. I’m shaking my head at myself too.
Salted caramel stuffed pretzel cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-2 cups crushed pretzels
- 24 caramels
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5327Cholesterol: 1063mgSodium: 1059mgCarbohydrates: 804gFiber: 7gSugar: 573gProtein: 59g
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Everyday Life says
Oh my! I need these!
Ill gladly send them your way! 😉
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
These cookies are full of yummy goodness!! I love that you added pretzels!
Thanks Sheena! Don’t you just love the salty/sweet combo??
Lauren | From Everyday To Gourmet says
Last year my parents were half-in the market for a new dog (meaning my Mom was in the market and my Dad, not so much.) and they found a stray that fit BEAUTIFULLY with them. The owners were eventually found and Perfect Puppy didn’t stay. I bet if I had made these cookies for them it would have softened the blow a little bit! Saving!
Aww.. I’m sad that they stray puppy didn’t stay! Happy it got home though. Our stray is still happy in the backyard. I’m not even a dog person! haha. Thanks Lauren, you are too kind! 🙂
Serene @ House of Yumm says
Loving that gooey caramel in those pictures! The salty sweetness of these sound wonderful 🙂
Thanks Serene! I love a good sweet/salty combo!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
Oh Kelley, I’m sorry you’re having puppy problems. 🙁 Y’all are awesome for taking him in, though, and caring for him until he (hopefully) gets claimed. We had the same thing happen a couple of years ago. A miniature schnauzer showed up in our yard and we had him at our house for about a week before we found his owners. We have an English Bulldog who is ginormous and didn’t really like having him around either! I hope y’all get it all sorted out soon. And in the meantime, you can just air mail me some of these delicious cookies, okay? 🙂
Still no owners for the big guy. And he’s happy to hang out in our backyard. Fingers crossed we can find him his home soon! And yes, I’ll totally send these cookies straight to Hawaii. I come with them though! 😉
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
You are an angel for bringing that dog home. I hope you find his owners! These cookies look amazing, Kelley. I love everything caramel, and your photos are gorgeous!
Thanks Andi! An angel I am not – just have a soft spot for animals. Dang it. haha!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
I can’t even fathom how quickly these cookies would disappear from our cookie jar, Kelly!
Haha.. they never made it to ours. Oooops 😉
You had me at salted caramel. These look amazing!
Haha! Thanks Kara! Salted caramel makes everything better!
Cristy Ridey says
WOW these look so good!