Nutmeg Cookie Pretzels

Leslie Speed Dutton

By
@leslieann1968

The recipe originated from a creamery. These cookies are fun for kids to try their pretzel skills if you are not worried about that perfect look. These simple little cookies will quickly become a family favorite!


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Rating:

Serves:

4 1/2 dozen

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
1 1/4 tsp
nutmeg (ground or freshly grated)
1/4 tsp
salt
1 large
egg
1
egg yolk (reserve white)
1 tsp
imitation rum extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 3/4 c
flour
1
egg white
1/4 c
coarse granulated or turbinado style sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream butter, sugar, nutmeg and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, egg yolk, rum extract and vanilla until well blended. Gradually add flour to butter mixture; blend thoroughly.
2
Cover dough and refrigerate at least 1 hour (or overnight).
3
Preheat oven to 350° F.
4
Scoop out 1-inch sized balls of dough. Roll each piece with hands into 6 to 8-inch long, pencil shaped strip. Twist into pretzel shape by crossing one side of the strip to the middle forming a loop and then crossing the other side over the first loop forming a second loop. Place about 1-inch apart on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Brush the tops of the pretzels with the egg white then sprinkle with coarse sugar.
5
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool. Store in airtight canister.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #sugar, #Nutmeg