Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

4 servings
30 min

Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

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Do you want to make pretzels that taste just as good, or even better, than Auntie Anne’s? Do not be intimidated by making these pretzels. They are absolutely outstanding, require minimal attention and only 10 minutes to rest before shaping. You can make them sweet or savory – whatever you prefer! I ended up tossing them in cinnamon sugar and they were a hit.


It only takes 30 minutes to make a batch. It is important to add the baking soda into the boiling water as it is what gives it the Auntie Anne’s texture and taste. Bake for about 13-17 minutes, depending on how golden brown you would like them. You can then eat them as is, or toss in some delicious cinnamon sugar.


Preheat the oven to 400 F.


Whisk the yeast, water, salt, sugar and melted butter for a minute. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon or Kitchenaid mixer with dough attachment, until the dough is thick. Add the last cup of flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes and then add in a bowl and cover with a towel for 10 minutes.


Bring 2 ½ quarts of water to boil. Add the baking soda.


Make the pretzels. Cut the dough into eights. Roll one piece into a 20 inch rope. Take the ends and make a pretzel. Repeat with the rest. Sprinkle sea salt on them.

Once the water is boiling, boil each piece for 30 seconds and place back on a baking sheet. Bake for 13-17 minutes.


Remove the pretzels from the oven. You can eat them as is or make them into cinnamon Pretzels.


In a deep baking dish, add the sugar and cinnamon and combine well. In a small bowl, microwave the butter to melt. With a pastry brush, brush each pretzel and then toss in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the rest. 

Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

Pretzels

  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sea salt

Boiling Pretzels

  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 ½ quarts water

Topping

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Whisk the yeast, water, salt, sugar and melted butter for a minute. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon or Kitchenaid mixer with dough attachment, until the dough is thick. Add the last cup of flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes and then add in a bowl and cover with a towel for 10 minutes.
Bring 2 ½ quarts of water to boil. Add the baking soda.
Make the pretzels. Cut the dough into eights. Roll one piece into a 20 inch rope. Take the ends and make a pretzel. Repeat with the rest. Sprinkle sea salt on them.
Once the water is boiling, boil each piece for 30 seconds and place back on a baking sheet. Bake for 13-17 minutes.
Remove the pretzels from the oven. You can eat them as is or make them into cinnamon Pretzels.
In a deep baking dish, add the sugar and cinnamon and combine well. In a small bowl, microwave the butter to melt. With a pastry brush, brush each pretzel and then toss in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the rest.

Tips

  • If the dough is too dry, add water. If it is too sticky, add flour.
  • The boiling part is optional but to get the perfect texture, it is encouraged.
  • You can eat them fresh out of the oven or add cinnamon sugar.
Maxine
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