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This soft pretzel recipe is great! After spending so much money on those mall pretzels, I thought I'd try making some myself. They are a bit sweeter than other types and are buttery. Once finished, dip the hot pretzel in melted butter and coat with your favorite flavors.

Recipe Summary

40 mins
10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
2 hrs
12 pretzels


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour 1 1/4 cups warm water into a medium bowl. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water; let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  • Mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center; add yeast mixture and oil. Mix well and form into a dough. If mixture is dry, add one or two more tablespoons of water.

  • Knead dough until smooth, about 7 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  • Pour 4 cups hot water into a large bowl. Stir in baking soda until dissolved; set aside.

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda-hot water solution and place on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes.


You may substitute 2 tablespoons garlic salt or cinnamon sugar for the kosher salt if you wish.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 48.9g; fat 1.7g; sodium 4681.1mg. Full Nutrition