Loaded-Up Pretzel Cookies

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ½ c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. miniature pretzels, broken
1 ½ c. flaked coconut
1 ½ c. milk chocolate M & M’s

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Shape ¼ cupfuls of dough into balls; place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 mins. or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Elaine Burke
Front Royal