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Cheesy Soft Pretzels

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

1-1/2 dozen

"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.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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 12x8-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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