If you love homemade pretzels then you are going to LOVE these cinnamon sugar pretzels! These Cinnamon sugar pretzels taste just like the Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels!
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Going to the mall is always fun when we make a stop at Auntie Anne’s however I don’t always want to take a tip to the mall, so being able to make these Cinnamon and sugar pretzels at home makes everyone happy. Make sure you also check out the Auntie Anne’s Copy Cat pretzel Hot Dog recipe and the Auntie Anne’s Copy Cat Pretzel Bites Recipe!
If your house is split like mine you can always make half of them with salt and the other half with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
I find they are better when they are warm so if you are eating left overs I suggest popping them in the oven for a short time just to warm it up.
I use my KitchenAid Mixer when making these Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Bites Copycat – really I use my mixer for just about everything I do in the kitchen. If there is a use for it then I am using it! This is the mixer I have and not only is it awesome for when i need to mix things, or anything I am doing they come in a large variety of colors so you can easily match your kitchen 🙂 I have the cherry red one 🙂
I find that when warming the milk is a lot easier to do when I use my pyrex measuring cups and then pour it into the mixing bowl. I have a smaller microwave so the large bowls don’t fit. And since I use my KitchenAid to mix it all that bowl is metal and well it really is a bad idea to stick metal in the microwave 😉
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
- Warm up the milk in the microwave for just about one and a half minutes. I use my pyrex measuring cups to heat it in. It should be about 110º. If it's too hot it will kill the yeast. You should be able to comfortably keep your finger in it.
- Stir in the yeast and one tablespoon of the brown sugar and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
- Now grab a large mixing bowl or the bowl for your stand mixer and pour the mixture in it.
- Add the butter and remaining sugar.
- Add the flour about 1 cup at a time and the add the fine salt.
- Kneed for about 10 minutes with a stand mixer or by hand.
- Put it in a greased bowl and cover with greased cling wrap.
- Let rise for 1 hour in a moist, warm place until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 450º.
- Punch down dough and divide into 12-14 lumps.
- Roll them all out as thin as you can.
- Combine the warm water and baking soda in a wide bowl.
- Cut the dough into 1 1/2" pieces, then dip in the baking soda water.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Bake for about 6-10 minutes or until browned.
- Dip each homemade pretzel in the melted butter while hot.
- Dip each in the melted butter while hot. Dip the pretzels into cinnamon sugar and toss to evenly coat.
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