16 minutes to bake
confectioners sugar butter salt vanilla extra cocoa powder all-purpose flour egg coarse sugar
If you can’t find coarse sugar, you can buy a box of sugar cubes (like the $1 box) and crush them up gently until you have sugar that is coarse. That’s what I did. 🙂
In a large bowl cream together confectioners sugar, butter, salt and vanilla. By using confectioners sugar you’re guaranteed a soft and moist cookie. Now add in the cocoa powder and flour and continue mixing until a dough forms.
Break off a piece of dough about the size of a ping pong ball.
Roll the dough piece into 10 inch long pieces of rope.
Shape the dough into a letter U shape.
Cross over the ends to make a large loop, like you’re beginning to make a bow.
Cross over the ends again.
Now take both ends and flip them over to the bottom, making a pretzel shape.
Continue until all the cookie dough is gone.
We will be giving the pretzels a simple egg white glaze so the sugar sticks to them. In a small bowl whisk together a egg and water.
Brush the egg glaze on top of each pretzel.
Sprinkle coarse sugar on top of them and bake.