Auntie Anne's Festive Pretzels

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by Auntie Anne's Design Team

Auntie Anne's Festive Pretzels

Leave this for Santa instead of milk and cookies!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time may vary based on ovens used and time needed to prepare dough. For better results, you may want to first read the instructions provided in the Auntie Anne's At Home Baking Kit or watch the video provided above.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 3
    Spray an area of the counter with baking spray and turn the risen dough out onto that portion of the counter. Do not spray or flour the area where you will roll pretzels.
  • 4
    Cut strips of dough that measure 3 inch wide x 6 inch long.
  • 5
    Lightly flour your counter and rolling pin. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick.
  • 6
    Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut shapes into the dough or follow pretzel twisting directions (in the kit and in the video). Use your creativity!
  • 7
    In a medium bowl, dissolve 1 baking soda packet in 4 cups of very hot water (150°F). Stir until nearly dissolved.
  • 8
    Lightly coat a baking tray with nonstick spray. Pick up each pretzel shape and quickly dip into the baking soda solution. Place the pretzel on a towel to drain off the excess solution, and then place on the coated tray.
  • 9
    Bake one tray at a time on the center rack in the preheated oven for 6 minutes or until golden brown. After 6 minutes, rotate tray 180° and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes or until golden brown. Baking times may vary.
  • 10
    Once the pretzel shapes cool spread on icing and/or candy decorations.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Auntie Anne's Home Baking Kit 104576963
  • 13 inch x 9 inch Baking Pan
  • Nonstick Spray
  • Flour (a few teaspoons for dusting work surface)
  • Baking Soda Packet
  • Rolling Pin
  • Very Hot Water (4 cups)
  • Decorations (such as Icing and/or Sprinkles and/or Jimmies and/or Colored Sugar and/or Crushed Candies) Cookie Cutters (optional - see step 6)