Once I saw the title, I had to make these Chocolate Pretzel cookies! I love making fun cookies, and these are right up there! They taste just like chocolate infused shortbread cookies. YUM! The hardest part in making these cookies is trying to roll them in your hand and not have all of these little bumps all around them. In fact, I got a little frustrated and almost screamed a few times! Ha! Well, I know that I definitely breathed out a lot of big sighs, to the point that my boyfriend came in and asked what was wrong with me. I just gave him the stare of death, and then he went back and drank his hot cocoa in the living room. I guess I can be a little scary in the kitchen when I become O.C.D. obsessed in trying to create perfection. My saving grace? The cookies tasted amazing! Enjoy the recipe, and try not to yell too much when rolling out your pretzels.
Chocolate Pretzel Cookies Recipe
Prep Time: 2 hours40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours50 minutes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift together the flour, salt and cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar together until it creates a creamy and somewhat fluffy consistency.
Then beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended.
Gradually add in sifted mixture.
Turn dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and seal completely. Place in the refrigerator until firm (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use silpat.
Lightly flour your hands, and start pulling your dough and rolling into 9 inch long ropes. Bring the ends together and pull to center of cookie to make a pretzel.
Dust each cookie with sugar. If you wish, you can brush egg white on each cookie to create a glazed effect.
Bake for approximately 10 - 11 minutes.
Allow to cool on cookie tray before transferring to cooling rack.
I love creating fun, easy, and delicious recipes for everyone in the family to enjoy and make. With my family of 9 (11 if you count my two pups!), I have to make meals for all different tastes and in a short amount of time. When I'm not busy cooking, I'm taking care of my special needs sister, Angela..which you can read all about our journey!