Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Little Suzy Homemak

This is from my friend Nancy.

Top Review by Kitchen Witch Steph

I wish my photography skills were better because these are so pretty! Equally good, too. Mom got the recipe years ago out of Christmas cookbook. They make a great addition to a holiday cookie tray and have always been popular at any bake sales we've held. It's a good recipe to do with the kids: rolling out "snakes", twisting pretzel shapes, chocolate dipping, and candy crushing. What's not to love?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the cookie: Mix powdered sugar, butter, shortening, egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa and salt. Knead level tablespoonful of dough with hands until right consistency for molding. Roll into pencil-like rope, about 9 inches long, on board. Twist into pretzel shape and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake until set, about 9 minutes. Let stand 1-2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet; cool.
  3. To make chocolate glaze:.
  4. Heat unsweetened chocolate and butter over low heat until melted; remove from heat. Beat in 2 cups powdered sugar and 3-4 tablespoons of water until smooth and of desired consistency.
  5. To finish: Dip the tops of the pretzel cookies in the Chocolate Glaze. Sprinkle with peppermint candy. Let dry before storing.

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