Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

Chocolate dough shaped into pretzels and sprinkled with crunchy sugar looks like the familiar salty snack. However, the delicious surprise is that they are not-too-sweet cookies instead. 

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Livng Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg separated
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons Demerara sugar
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar

Method

In bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In separate bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture until in ball. Divide into quarters. Wrap each and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

On lightly floured surface, roll out each quarter into 12-inch (30 cm) log; cut into 12 pieces.

Roll each piece of log into 10-inch (25 cm) rope. Form rope into pretzel shape, crossing ends over twice. Transfer to parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

Beat egg white; brush over cookies. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove cookies to rack to let cool. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 19 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 62.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 19 mg
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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