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Soft Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzels

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 pretzels

Description

A sweet twist on the familiar pretzel, these soft and tender cinnamon and sugar pretzels will quickly become a family favorite. Great for brunch and snacks too!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 packet (1/4 oz.) rapid-rising yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups (110° to 115° F) warm water
  • 4 1/2 cups plus extra for kneading all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted, divided

Directions

GREASE 2 large baking sheets. Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.

STIR yeast into warm water in small bowl. Combine flour, dry milk, remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and salt in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter and yeast mixture into flour mixture. Stir until blended and sticky dough is formed.

PLACE dough on lightly floured surface; knead for 6 to 8 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic, adding additional flour as necessary. Cut into 24 pieces. While working with dough, keep covered with plastic wrap. Roll each piece into a 16-inch long rope. To form pretzels, make a U-shape with the rope. Holding the ends of the rope, cross them over each other and press onto the bottom of the U and place on prepared baking sheets. Press ends of pretzel into pretzel dough. Brush with remaining 1/4 cup butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Allow to rise in warm place for 15 minutes or until risen slightly.

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets to wir racks. Serve warm. Store remaining tightly covered.