Buttery Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

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I had EVERY intention of taking these to the neighbors as a Valentine’s treat. But Heather was over, and after we tasted one, we had to taste another. And then the kids saw that the mommies were enjoying something they weren’t, and then it was all over.

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buttery cinnamon sugar soft pretzel recipe

I saw Liz’s idea for heart-shaped soft pretzels with pink sea salt on her fantastic site Say Yes to Hoboken, and I couldn’t get the thought out of my head! Her recipe looks AMAZING, and it looks easy to do because you don’t have to let the dough raise! So you should totally check it out!

But I like things complicated and sweet, and I wanted a recipe that had the dough rise beforehand. (Which is probably why my hearts look all squashed and hers look all perfect!)

So I searched around on the ol’ Internet, and read lots of reviews and then decided on this Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe from Allrecipes. It has you dip the raised dough in a baking soda/ hot water mixture. Apparently this is what gives the pretzels the most perfect, crunchy, AMAZING crust, with the softest, perfectly baked center.

After they baked, I brushed the warm pretzels with melted, salted butter, and sprinkled a lot of cinnamon on sugar on top. And holy HELL people. I’m not kidding. They tasted good later, but like a donut served fresh from the oven: it was a religious experience.

So even though Valentine’s day is over, I suggest you try these or Liz’s recipe ASAP. Who knew soft pretzels were so easy to make?! Did you guys know and not tell me? Do you have another recipe I should try?

Huge thanks to Liz for the inspiration! She has all the best ideas. You should follow Yestohoboken on Instagram if you’re not!

Happy scarfing!



  1. Sarah

    Oh no! I knew how amazing these are and I never shared the good news with you! I make them all the time and they never fail to impress my taste buds. So glad you discovered them too. 🙂

    1. HAHA You are just the girl who would know about this! And Gigi is totally a girl who knows how to get what she wants! miss you! xo

  2. Sarah

    P.S. Love the picture of Cole feeding Ginger a bite while she has another one clutched in her hands. That’s my kind of girl!

  3. Jessica

    I am going to make these tomorrow. Looks amazing…

  4. Yo Sweetheart,
    I’m from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I’ll make mine look like bagels
    See ya

    1. HAHAHAHAHA so much love

  5. Gila

    where is the recipe?? i can’t see it! and i really want to make these.

  6. Lisa

    I don’t see the recipe, how do I find it? Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. there’s a link in the post but it is kind of hidden!


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