Perfect bite-sized soft pretzels! Add your favorite toppings: salt, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried shallots, dried onions, etc... before baking. Serve with cheese sauce or any dipping sauce of your choice.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 1 1/2 cups water, butter, brown sugar, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment. Mix until well combined. Let sit for about 5 minutes.

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  • Turn mixer on low speed and add 4 cups flour, 1 cup at a time. Add additional 1/2 cup flour if dough appears sticky. Increase speed to medium and knead until dough is smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle in more flour if dough still seems a little tacky.

  • Oil a large mixing bowl. Add the ball of dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a sheet pan with cooking spray.

  • Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly add baking soda and return to a boil.

  • Meanwhile, remove dough from the bowl, flatten into a disc shape, and cut into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge into a 24-inch rope. Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces.

  • Drop batches of dough pieces into the boiling water for about 35 seconds. Remove to the prepared sheet pan. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon water; brush over the tops of each boiled dough piece. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of baking soda. The actual amount of baking soda consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

166.3 calories; 3.8 g protein; 25.7 g carbohydrates; 21.7 mg cholesterol; 2207.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2020
Made these for our hockey billets and a bunch of their team mates. They were a huge hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2020
Made these for our hockey billets and a bunch of their team mates. They were a huge hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
This is my second attempt ever making pretzels! they actually came out really well despite my shotty work with the sizing haha. Make sure to put lots of salt on top when they're done baking! I baked them for 13 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2020
Made these for our hockey billets and a bunch of their team mates. They were a huge hit! Read More
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