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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies


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


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2. Divide dough into fourths; form each portion into a 6-in. roll. Cut each roll into 1/2-in. slices; roll each 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 to cool completely.
  • 3. For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, shortening and corn syrup; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and enough coffee to make a smooth glaze.
  • 4. Dip pretzels; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper until set. Melt white chocolate. Drizzle with white chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Let stand until chocolate is completely set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

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

  • SharonWaldrop
    Dec 31, 1969

    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.

  • rothwellfam
    Dec 17, 2012

    We make these every Christmas! A family favorite!

  • BakinGymnast
    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?

  • BrendainPa
    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.

  • luvgdfood
    Jul 30, 2009

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

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