Cheesy Soft Pretzels Recipe
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Cheesy Soft Pretzels Recipe

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"Fresh and warm from the oven, these chewy twists are a yummy snack even kids can make," jots field editor Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Coarse salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 71 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cheese, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  2. Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle; cut each into 8-in.-long strips. Fold strips in half, pinching the edges, and twist into pretzel shapes.
  3. Place on greased baking sheets. Brush with egg and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheesy Soft Pretzels in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p64

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deerhuntersalmonman User ID: 8670081 242045
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"not bad give them a try.but try some bacon bits with the cheese"

AmyCharles User ID: 4805612 32978
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011 Edited Dec. 2, 2014

"These pretzels are absolutely delicious. My kids and all guests I have served them to inhale them. :)"

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