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Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels are made with yeast, brown sugar, butter, flour, sugar, and cinnamon.




  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sea salt

Boiling Pretzels

  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 ½ quarts water


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Whisk the yeast, water, salt, sugar and melted butter for a minute. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon or Kitchenaid mixer with dough attachment, until the dough is thick. Add the last cup of flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes and then add in a bowl and cover with a towel for 10 minutes.
  3. Bring 2 ½ quarts of water to boil. Add the baking soda.
  4. Make the pretzels. Cut the dough into eights. Roll one piece into a 20 inch rope. Take the ends and make a pretzel. Repeat with the rest. Sprinkle sea salt on them.
  5. Once the water is boiling, boil each piece for 30 seconds and place back on a baking sheet. Bake for 13-17 minutes.
  6. Remove the pretzels from the oven. You can eat them as is or make them into cinnamon Pretzels.
  7. In a deep baking dish, add the sugar and cinnamon and combine well. In a small bowl, microwave the butter to melt. With a pastry brush, brush each pretzel and then toss in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the rest.  


  • If the dough is too dry, add water. If it is too sticky, add flour.
  • The boiling part is optional but to get the perfect texture, it is encouraged. 
  • You can eat them fresh out of the oven or add cinnamon sugar. 
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 490
  • Sugar: 35 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 99 g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg