Cinnamon Raisin Soft Pretzels

"This is from an Amish cookbook..that we picked up on a recent road trip..."
Cinnamon Raisin Soft Pretzels created by momofMandM
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, stir in brown sugar and salt -- add cake flour and stir well.
  • add enough all purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • stir in raisins, turn onto floured surface.
  • knead till smooth -- about 6-8 minutes.
  • place in a greased bowl, turn to grease top.
  • cover and let rise at least 40 minutes --
  • punch dough down.divide into 14 balls.
  • roll each ball into a 15" long rope.
  • dissolve baking soda in hot water --
  • dip each rope in baking soda water and drain on paper towels.
  • form into pretzel shapes, place on greased sheets.
  • bake at 400* for 15 minutes --
  • combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon, brush pretzels with the three tablespoons of butter and dip in cinnamon sugar mixture.

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  1. Biffy 62
    I recently became the snack Mom for my sons Army Cadet troop on Tuesdays. I found your recipe & decided to give it a go; so glad I did.<br/>I used my bread machine on the dough setting; adding 3 cups of all purpose flour. I made a few batches. My sons troop is 35 &, because my son not realizing they were for cadets, ate 6 while I was out of the kitchen. lol I did make them a little smaller. I did half the pretzels with cinnamon sugar and the other half I made into Pizza pretzels. Leaving out the raisins, I mixed up spaghetti sauce with Italian seasoning. I brushed onto pretzels and sprinkled Kraft Parmesan powder & a few pieces of shaved Parmesan on top. This turned out wonderful to satisfy everyone's tastes. My son brought home an empty platter and said they were a huge hit!! Thank you for a keeper in my recipe collection from me & the troop :D
  2. momofMandM
    Cinnamon Raisin Soft Pretzels Created by momofMandM
  3. momofMandM
    This is a great recipe! My kids and I made these today. We followed the directions exactly as written and they came out beautifully (will be posting a picture). They are so fun and easy to make and taste delicious too! Thank you for posting this recipe...we'll be making them often!
  4. wedrinkteaere
    Those Amish know how to make baked goods! A couple of things I "changed". I used 4 1/2 cups of bread flour, and at the end, after the dipping part (I sprinkled the water mixture on, liberally, instead of dipping), I sprinkled on Cinnamon-sugar mixture onto each pretzel so it baked on. I made them smaller and it made 20 or so. They smell wonderful and puffed up beautifully!
  5. grandma2969
    This is from an Amish cookbook..that we picked up on a recent road trip...



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