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Buttery Soft Pretzels

I love those warm buttery huge pretzels you get at the mall, and so I inquired my mother - who is the baker in the family. 

Here is a recipe that has worked. These pretzels are better than the warm pretzels you get at the mall by far! 

They are great plain with a bit of pretzel salt or coat them with cinnamon and sugar!  (I like to put a light cream cheese on mine)....


Buttery Soft Pretzels

Buttery Soft Pretzels


4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water
5 cups AP flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 cups hot water
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until just browned.

SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 6 years 32 weeks
OMG. My husband will *die* when I make these. He loves big soft chewy pretzels!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 32 weeks
ohhhh this sounds awesome!!
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 32 weeks
i believe you totally :) forgot to love them ;) thank you so much Blondeyy - really i already told Mom - that i will ask Dad to bake them ;) AND THANK YOU SO MUCH :HUG:
blondeyy blondeyy 6 years 32 weeks
These are the BEST warm soft pretzels ever! I hope you all enjoy! I know I have... :makeup:
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 32 weeks
yes - they do - i think i have to kneel in front of my dad that he makes some - he is the baker of our family... ;)
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 6 years 32 weeks
My children will love these!!
starangel82 starangel82 6 years 32 weeks
These look so yummy!