Buttery Soft Mall Pretzels

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Oct. 12, 2014

How to make soft and buttered pretzels just like at the mall.


Unbleached flour 6 1/4 Ounce
Fine salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon
Yeast 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Warm water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (110 degrees)
Melted butter 2 Tablespoon (for greasing)
Salt To Taste
For dipping
Warm water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (110 degrees)
Baking soda 1/2 Tablespoon
For topping
Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
For greasing baking sheet
Butter 1/2 Tablespoon , divided (For greasing)



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with half of the butter and set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and sugar.

Add in the yeast and warm water. Using your hands, knead the dough for 10 minutes.

Cover the bowl with saran wrap and allow to rise for 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon and set aside.


Grease the working surface with remaining butter and take a small portion of dough and make rope. Shape into a pretzel as shown in the video. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.

In a shallow bowl, mix together water and baking soda. Dip each pretzel into this water, blot off any excess.

Place the pretzels over the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle salt over half of the pretzels and leave the remaining. Allow them to rest for 10-15 minutes before baking.

Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes.

Take out the pretzels from the oven and spread melted butter over the top and dip unsalted pretzels into the sugar and cinnamon mixture.


Serve with tea or coffee.


For this recipe, you can either use your hands or a stand mixer with its hook attachment. The latter is much easier.

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 237Calories from Fat 58

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 735 mg30.63%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet