Easy Soft Cheddar Pretzels

  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 16 Pretzels (16 servings)
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These soft pretzels make a great snack for any occasion. For big mall-style yeast pretzels, take a look at these delicious soft pretzels. Not only are they tasty but they require no yeast to make, which means they're easy and quick!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 cup/2 ounces cheese (shredded mild Cheddar)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 medium egg (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (coarse)

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. Add cheese and milk, stirring until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 12 times.
  4. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a 12x8-inch rectangle.
  5. Cut dough lengthwise into eight 1-inch strips.
  6. Twist each into a pretzel shape; brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  1. Place on lightly greased baking sheets and bake at 400 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Cool for a few minutes on wire racks; serve pretzels warm.