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cinnamon pretzel with vanilla glaze

Soft Baked Cinnamon Pretzel Recipe

Delicious Soft Baked Cinnamon Pretzels. So buttery and sweet! They taste just like a cinnamon roll!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 large pretzels
Calories 303 kcal
Author on lilluna.com



  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg lightly beaten

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 tbsp butter melted (barley warm)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, line one baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat, set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add warm water. Sprinkle yeast and allow to dissolve for 2-3 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla, mix for 15 seconds. With mixing speed on low add salt and cinnamon, then flour a half cup at a time. When all of the flour is gone, switch to the dough hook attachment (or place dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 4 minutes), mix on low for 4 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Divide dough into 6 equal size pieces. Roll each ball into a long rope, about 18-22 inches in length. I like to wet my hands a bit for this if my dough isn’t tacky. It helps! Take the ends of the “rope” and bring together to form a circle. Twist the ends together once and bring down to the bottom of the circle. Press ends into the dough so that they will stick. Place onto prepared baking sheets.
  4. Using a pastry brush, coat each pretzel with egg wash. Place baking sheet into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, turning half way through for even baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for 2-3 minutes before sprinkling cinnamon sugar over top.
  5. To make frosting/glaze, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Add more milk to reach the desired consistency. Drizzle over top with a spoon or a pastry bag fitted with a small circular tip.
  6. Note: For a healthier alternative, try substituting 1 c. of all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour.
Nutrition Facts
Soft Baked Cinnamon Pretzel Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.