Easy Soft Cheddar Pretzels

    25 min

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

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.
  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheets and bake at 400 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool for a few minutes on wire racks; serve pretzels warm.