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
- 1/3 cup baking soda
- 2 ½ quarts water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- 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.
- Bring 2 ½ quarts of water to boil. Add the baking soda.
- 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.
- Once the water is boiling, boil each piece for 30 seconds and place back on a baking sheet. Bake for 13-17 minutes.
- Remove the pretzels from the oven. You can eat them as is or make them into cinnamon Pretzels.
- 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