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Tasting Thursday: Cinnamon Hot Pretzels

Is there anything more tempting that the smell of hot pretzels wafting through the air during a trip to the mall? It’s probably a good thing that those stores stay in the mall and don’t have a drive-through or I would be making a few too many visits. Last week, however, I had a sudden craving, but couldn’t decide which was stronger: my desire for hot pretzels or my reluctance to put on pants.

So, I did want any reasonable person would do: I sent Husband to the grocery store and made pretzels with my sister at home.

And they were amazing.


Here’s what you do:

  1. Combine 1 package quick action yeast, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 cups plain flour, and 2 cups bread flour in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together 4 tablespoons melted butter with 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (confession: I was too impatient to let the milk warm, so my milk/butter mixture looked a little interesting).
  3. Slowly add butter mixture to flour mixture until it forms a soft, dough ball.
  4. Knead for 8-10 minutes. Place back in large bowl. Cover. Leave alone to rise for 1-2 hours, or until double in size.
  5. Sit back and watch some TV.
  6. Later, heat oven to 375. Cut dough into 16 pieces and roll into fun shapes (we tried classic, hearts, snails, twists, and swirls). There is no perfection here, just play with it and have fun. Make sure to make similar sizes so they bake evenly.
  7. Dissolve 2 tablespoons baking soda into 2 cups hot water. Dip rolled pretzels into mixture (this does some magic that I cannot describe, but don’t skip this step).
  8. Place on greased baking pan or parchment paper. Place in oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until brown.
  9. While they are baking, melt some butter (about 2 tablespoons should do) and create a cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  10. Once pretzels are out of oven, but still hot, brush them with butter and dip them into cinnamon/sugar mixture. Or sprinkle them with sea salt. No rules here. Just awesomeness.


Trust me: they will smell so good that you will be burning your fingers and mouth trying to gobble them down while they are still hot.

Now you have perfect pretzels! And you don’t even have to wear pants! Husband loved them, my friends loved them, and now I’m craving more of them, so I’m off to the kitchen.


Lindsay Sig

22 comments on “Tasting Thursday: Cinnamon Hot Pretzels

  1. Yum! They look absolutely delicious and so professional!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jade & Rikki

    Omg as I get dressed to workout out I see this post! Whew they look yummy 🙂 great post

    Liked by 1 person

  3. they look yummy, suddenly I feel this crave too :p thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. I like your blog and decided to follow to see what’s next 🙂


  4. These look delicious x


  5. I love pretzels too but never thought to make them myself. I need to try it sometime!


  6. Reblogged this on The Gingham Cottage and commented:
    This sounds amazing. I remember going to our local Walmart and they had an Auntie Annie’s Pretzel store. I would stop in there, purchase a pretzel – lightly salted with some cheese sauce, a coke and be on my way to shop for the week. They took that store out (“probably for the best” says my waist line) and put in a nail salon. So, I have to try these… luckily for me, I bought yeast today!


  7. Laura McDaniel

    Thank you for liking my post Lindsay. Now that I see THESE yummies, I may have to make them (as other option to my cinnamon rolls) – which I admit were SO good too (did taste like Cinnabon ones). LOL So between that and your Auntie Annie’s – trouble. HEE HEE


  8. Susann Hayden at Idea Culture

    Hi Lindsay. Thanks for liking my post so I could visit and enjoy your site. We are what you would call bungalow vegans, so I really appreciated your pretzel directions and will make just a few substitutions for my husband and I. You do a great job with your pictures on your posts, which makes following recipes so much more pleasant. Great!


  9. I never considered how pretzels were made. But going to try to make some myself. Will check ur other posts

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Oh wow, these look like the nicest things! Add some dipping chocolate, and I’m there! 😀

    Elleyro .x.


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