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Chocolate Pretzels

Course Baked Goods

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 c Butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1 ea Egg; large, beaten
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c Milk
  • 1/4 c Cocoa
  • 2 c Flour; unbleached, unsifted
  • 1 x ——-cocoafrosting——-
  • 2 tb Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 c Confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tb  Butter or margarine; melted
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract Cream
  • 1/2 cup butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.

Instructions
 

  • Beat in the egg, vanilla, and milk.
  • Sift cocoa and flour.
  • Mix into butter mixture until thoroughly blended. Chill dough until firm enough to handle (about 30 minutes).
  • Using 2 T dough, roll a rope about 12 inches long between your hands.
  • Shape into a pretzel as follows: Make a loop bout 1 1/2 inches in diameter by crossing the ends, leaving 1-inch tails.
  • Flip the loop down over the crossed ends.
  • Press firmly into place. Place pretzels on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes.
  • Mak frosting in a small bowl. Mix cocoa and confectioners’ sugar. 
  • Gradually stir in butter and vanilla. If frosting is too thick, thin with milk. 
  • When pretzels are cool, spread with Cocoa Frosting. Make 2 dozen. —–