The Pigeon Wants A Cookie!

Do you recognize this handsome guy?

Do you recognize this handsome guy? He is one of my absolute, most favorite, children’s book characters! He is the one, the only, the incomparable, Pigeon! He is the star of Mo Willems “Pigeon” books and he is constantly getting into this and that. He is witty and funny. He knows what he wants and goes after it. He will take your heart and run away with it just as fast as he’d like to drive a bus someday.  I have yet to meet a kiddo that doesn’t love these books. When I take my students to the library even the most devout non-fiction checking out boys can be swayed with a Pigeon book. He is very compelling. Seriously.

In his newest book his “frenemy,” Duckling, gets a cookie. It is very disturbing to him.

Where did that come from???

Even though Duckling explains all he had to do was ask politely, Pigeon is just floored by the injustice of it all. He wants a cookie too… and then… well then you’re going to have to get this super fabulous, ultra cute, must read book and find out for yourself!

I would give you a cookie, Pigeon! In fact, I would give you an absolutely scrumptious cookie that would make all of your salty and sweet cookie dreams come true.

I would give you one of Sally’s Baking Addiction’s  Pretzel Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and you, Pigeon, you would have cookie envy no more. Because this cookie has everything. Everything!

I love, love, love Sally’s blog, Sally’s Baking Addiction. It is full of awesome recipes and I totally admire all of her creativity and delicious creations. Thank you, Sally, for sharing all of your treats with us!

When I made these cookies I subbed in some whole wheat flour and added some salt to my version. As you know I’ve been trying to sneak whole grains into my kids’ diets as often as possible :)

Can you tell their is whole wheat flour in there? Didn't think so!

Pretzel Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup + 1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour

1 cup + 1 tablespoon White Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk, room temperature

2 tsp vanilla extract


1/2 cup chopped pretzels

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup butterscotch chips.


Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Mix flours, salt, and baking powder in small bowl and set aside.

Cream butter and sugars in mixing bowl. Add vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly then gradually add the flour mixture. Once dough has formed stir in pretzels and both types of chips by hand.

Then I roll small dough balls (about a tablespoon of ball) and set them several inches apart on my parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes/until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool before eating.

(Between baking batches Sally recommends keeping your dough chilled in the fridge.)

Once these tasty treats have cooled, pull out your copy of Mo Willems’ The Duckling Gets a Cookie and enjoy some quality reading and munching time with your kiddos!

Also, you should really check out Sally’s site, Sally’s Baking Addiction! She has so many great ideas, show her some love!


Do your kiddos argue over who gets what?

Are you a fan of salty/sweet flavor combos?






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