Chooclate-peppermint Pretzels Recipe

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Chooclate-Peppermint Pretzels

Laura Daszynicz

By
@Dazzy

This recipe is from my Betty Crocker's Christmas Cookbook. Copyright in 1988. I love these pretzels and a nice flavorful way of using those uneaten candy canes or other candies. My belief is cookies aren't just for the holidays and should be eaten all year long :)


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Ingredients

1 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c
shortening
1
egg
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
cocoa
1 tsp
salt

CHOCOLATE GLAZE

2 oz
1 ounce each un-sweetened chocolate squares
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
2 c
powderedsugar
3-4 Tbsp
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix powdered sugar, margarine shortening, egg, vanilla. Stir in flour cocoa and salt.
2
Kneed level teaspoon of dough with hands until right consistency for molding. Roll into pencil-like rope, about 9 inches long, on board. Twist into pretzel shape on un-greased cookie sheet,repeat with remaining dough.
3
Heat oven to 375 degrees, bake until set about 9 minutes. Let stand 1-2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet, cool. Dip tops of pretzels into chocolate glaze. Sprinkle with crushed candies.
4
For Chocolate Glaze, heat chocolate squares and margarine over low heat until melted, remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 3-4 tablespoons water until smooth. and of desired consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy