Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

I can only imagine that these are better for you than what the pretzel vendors churn out in the malls. ;) I like to enjoy them with garlic-horseradish mustard and a tall, dark beer. Hmmm, suppose then that circumnavigates the whole 'better for you thing'...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast, sugar and salt in warm water: let yeast mixture stand 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  2. Combine flours and cheese in large mixing bowl.
  3. Add yeast mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended.
  4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth.
  5. Cut dough into 32 pieces, using kitchen shears dipped in flour, or a floured dough slicer.
  6. Shape each piece into a ball.
  7. Roll each ball on a lightly floured surface to form a rope about 14" long.
  8. Twist each one into a pretzel shape; place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  9. Combine egg white and water; mix well.
  10. Brush each pretzel with egg white mixture.
  11. You may also sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  12. Bake at 425° for 12- 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Most Helpful

I let my kids (5&4) make these and WoW so yummy! Awesome recipe, thank you!

JuliaL13 October 22, 2012

For the past few days, I've been trying to bake with whole wheat flour. Nothing has turned out well. Assuming I was just a failure at baking, I went ahead and gave these a shot. They turned out perfectly! They have a wonderful soft texture, and the cheese adds a great flavor! I will definitely be making these time and time again. They're awesome!

Popcorn Specialist July 27, 2009

I have never made a soft pretzel from scratch, but this was so darn easy that I'll be doing it all the time! I am making some into bite-sized bits with garlic powder, and cut some out with a glass for sandwich rolls with an added taste. Thanks a bunch!

carlinsmom January 24, 2009