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Cheesy Soft Pretzels

"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
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cheese, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • deerhuntersalmonman
    Jan 18, 2016

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

  • AmyCharles
    Sep 19, 2011

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