Chocolate Pretzel Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies Recipe

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These pretzel-shaped buttery chocolate cookies are covered in a rich mocha glaze and drizzled with white chocolate. My family goes wild over their chocolaty crunch. They're beautiful to serve and to give as gifts. —Priscilla Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • MOCHA GLAZE:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons hot coffee
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, melted

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until firm. Divide dough into fourths form each portion into a 6-in. log. Divide each log into 12 pieces; roll each piece into a 9-in. rope. Place ropes on greased baking sheets; form into pretzel shapes and space 2 in. apart. Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until firm. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire racks. For glaze, heat the chocolate chips, corn syrup and shortening in a small saucepan over low heat until melted. Stir in sugar and enough coffee to make a smooth glaze. Dip pretzels; place on waxed paper or wire racks to harden. Drizzle with white chocolate; let stand until chocolate is completely set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Pretzel Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p25

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 161 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • MOCHA GLAZE:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons hot coffee
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, melted
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until firm. Divide dough into fourths form each portion into a 6-in. log. Divide each log into 12 pieces; roll each piece into a 9-in. rope. Place ropes on greased baking sheets; form into pretzel shapes and space 2 in. apart. Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until firm. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire racks. For glaze, heat the chocolate chips, corn syrup and shortening in a small saucepan over low heat until melted. Stir in sugar and enough coffee to make a smooth glaze. Dip pretzels; place on waxed paper or wire racks to harden. Drizzle with white chocolate; let stand until chocolate is completely set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Pretzel Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p25

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268461
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"The are a welcomed addition to our Christmas cookie tradition!!"

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SharonWaldrop User ID: 6442620 69475
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"A lot of work, but definitely worth the effort! These cookies are as delicious as they look. Very impressive. Great gift too. I have been making them for many, many years after seeing them in the print version of TOH when the recipe was first published."

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rothwellfam User ID: 1007809 12398
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"We make these every Christmas! A family favorite!"

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BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 15787
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"These are absolutely delicious! The only problem was I could never get them to shape into pretzels, they always broke apart. I'm not sure what I did wrong?"

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BrendainPa User ID: 861741 12395
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"The glaze on these pretzels is to die for, BUT I think next time I will purchase unsalted pretzels and use them instead. Much patience is required for the dipping; I think a sturdier pretzel would be easier to hold. I made these for gifts; I'm not sure all the extra time to make your own pretzels is really even noticed. The glaze would still be a killer on store-bought pretzels."

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luvgdfood User ID: 1024611 15123
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"These are such delicious cookies! A little time consuming to make, but well worth it!"

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