German Pretzels


German Pretzels

German Pretzels
15 Min

You don't have to travel all the way to Germany to get a taste of their soft and doughy pretzels. Our German Pretzels are delicious, easy, and ready for eatin' in just about 15 minutes!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon (coarse) salt (see Note)

What to Do

  1. Coat 2 large rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut dough into four equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 24-inch rope; form into a pretzel shape and place on baking sheets.
  3. Brush top of each pretzel with melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to rise for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Remove plastic wrap and bake pretzels 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.


  • For a more traditional German flavor, top with Caraway seeds.
  • We love dipping these soft pretzels in butter or cheese, too!

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After 6 years in Germany I can say that this may be quick but it is not a good approximation of a soft pretzle. This is salted white bread, the texture is all wrong. The only way to get a real pretzle is with lye or baking soda to change the ph of the dough before baking and use a dough prepared more like a bagel.

Good question! Maybe it's used in a small mount where the dough crosses over itself so it sticks together? Kinda like glue! )

where is the water used that recipe calls for

Hi there! We've gone ahead and removed the water from the ingredients. There is no need for water in this recipe. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! Enjoy :)


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