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cinnamon pretzel with vanilla glaze

Cinnamon Pretzel Recipe

Lil' Luna
Cinnamon Pretzels are soft baked, topped with cinnamon sugar, and drizzled with a delicious glaze. They're soft, buttery, sweet, and taste just like a cinnamon roll!
3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 large pretzels
Calories 303 kcal



Egg Wash

  • 1 egg lightly beaten

Cinnamon Sugar

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



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees, line one baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat, set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Note: For a healthier alternative, try substituting 1 c. of all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour.


Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 160IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 2.1mg
Keyword Cinnamon Pretzels
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