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Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel recipe is a made with a pretzel dough slightly sweetened with brown sugar and warm cinnamon and finished with a cinnamon drizzle. They’re the perfect finger food! 

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Recipe

This Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel recipe is the perfect finger food for your next gathering. Since I originally made them I’ve decided that they’re even better if you don’t do the baking soda dip before you bake them as a real pretzel requires.

As nicely as they originally turned out I have to be straight up with you. You can trust this recipe to be delicious!

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Recipe

One of my very first experiences in the kitchen was making cinnamon toast. It was plain old toasted white bread buttered from edge to edge and then sprinkled generously with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

The whole thing melted together and in my opinion was the definition of ambrosia. I could make one heck of a piece of cinnamon toast!

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Recipe

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Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Recipe

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Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Recipe

I’ve made pretzels a couple of times and love their salty briny exterior and soft interior but love this pretzel recipe without that briny dip.

The cinnamon added to the interior warmed up the flavor and the added sweetness of the cinnamon glaze and a cinnamon sugar dusting is a match made in cinnamon sugar heaven. 

Pretzel sticks are so much easier to handle versus pretzels. Bites would be even easier. Skipping the briny dip make them super easy!

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Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel recipe is a made with a pretzel dough slightly sweetened with brown sugar and warm cinnamon and finished with a cinnamon drizzle.  They’re the perfect finger food!
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Servings 24 Pretzels
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Pretzels

  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour plus extra for dusting
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water room temperature

Cinnamon Sugar Mix

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp milk or water

Instructions

Pretzels

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine flour, salt, yeast, and cinnamon.
  • In a measuring cup combine brown sugar, oil, and water.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • With the mixer on low combine wet ingredients into dry.  Mix until a ball comes together and all of the flour has been incorporated, scraping the sides down as necessary.  Turn the mixer on medium-low and blend for 8 minutes or until dough is smooth.
  • Turn dough out onto a flour-dusted counter and knead into a round ball, about 30 seconds.  Place the dough seam side down in a lightly greased bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Deflate dough and turn it out onto a counter.  Roll into a rectangle with the long edge parallel to counter edge.  You want dough about 1/2-inch thick.  The rectangle can be 12×6 to 15×8 depending on how much your dough raised.
  • Cut through the center of the rectangle creating two long pieces and then vertically into 1-inch strips.  If you end up with shorter pieces on the ends just combine them to make one strip. Roll each piece into a rope.  Cover with greased plastic and allow to rest for 15 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.  Grease two baking sheets or line with parchment paper sprinkled with cinnamon sugar mix.
  • Bake approximately 15 minutes or until pretzels are a golden brown.  
  • While pretzels cool prepare glaze adding enough milk or water until thin enough to drizzle.  Drizzle pretzels with a fork and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix.
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container or bag.

Notes

Time includes rising time.
Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Ball Park Pretzels recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Mike

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Took these to a party and they disappeared

Pavani

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Those pretzels look soooo inviting and tempting. I don’t think I can stop snacking on these :-)

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Thank you Pavani!

sharanya palanisshami

Thursday 18th of January 2018

Lovely colour and the addition of cinnamon sugar drizzle looks great .............

Julie Menghini

Thursday 18th of January 2018

Thank you, Sharanya!

Priya Srinivasan

Sunday 14th of January 2018

Wow so beautifully done, love how u have shaped them as sticks ! We are a big fan of cinnamon flavored desserts and I bet these would vanish in minutes in my place

Julie Menghini

Sunday 14th of January 2018

Thank you so much, Priya!

Jeff

Saturday 13th of January 2018

Tempting recipe. I used to live in the Pennsylvania Dutch area, and I'll tell you, one of the only good things about it, food-wise, were the pretzels. I miss them. I've never tried making them myself, but after seeing this recipe, I'd like to give it a try.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 14th of January 2018

Thank you, Jeff! I've heard that Pennsylvania is beautiful but haven't had the opportunity to visit yet. This was my third time making pretzels and each time it gets easier and less messy.