Copy Cat Auntie’s Pretzel Dogs

My local HEB has a Auntie Pretzel Shop and I love their pretzel wrapped hot dogs.  They are the perfect grocery shopping snack.  I justify my splurge by saying that it keeps my hungry eyes from tossing extra things in the basket.  I am not sure if it really makes a difference, but I am not willing to skip the snack stand to find out!

I tried my hand at duplicating this recipe and they were pretty spot on!  YUM!!


Here is what you need:

1 Batch Soft Pretzel dough

2 packages hot dogs

2 quarts water

1/4 cup baking soda

2 eggs, whisked

20130908-191124.jpgRoll out long strips of pretzel dough.


Wrap your hot dog tightly in the dough.  Make sure to tuck the end under at the top.


Press the dough at the end tightly making sure the edge is sealed.


20130908-191244.jpgBoil your water and add the baking soda.  Drop each pretzel dog into the water for 1 minute.


Brush each pretzel dog with the egg wash.


Bake on 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.  Enjoy 🙂

Giant soft pretzels

We have a pretzel problem around here.  Between me and my frugal friend, we have posted multiple times about all different kinds of pretzels.  Today we are going to learn how to make a classic….Giant Soft Pretzels.


Here is what you need:

Pretzel dough:

4 cups flour
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
3 TBS brown sugar
2TBS oil
1tsp salt
2 1/4 tsp yeast

Toss ingredients into a bread machine on the dough cycle. (If you don’t have one, mix in a blender with a dough hook and set aside to rise for about an hour.)

Pretzel Toppings:

1 Egg (lightly beat and place to the side for an egg wash)

pretzel salt

1 TBS sugar

1/2 TBS cinnamon


Boiling Solution:

2 Quarts water

1/4 cup baking soda


Once your dough is ready, boil your water in a large pot and stir in the baking soda.

If you want cinnamon/sugar topped pretzels, combine them in a bowl and set aside.

20130908-191418.jpgOnce your water is warming up roll your dough it into long strands.  About 15-18 inches.  The longer they are, the bigger your pretzels will be.

20130908-191428.jpgCross the ends over of your dough.

20130908-191437.jpgTwist it….like this.

20130908-191453.jpgFold it down.

20130908-191503.jpgPinch the corners down so it holds its shape when you boil it.

20130908-191513.jpgBrush with an egg wash.

20130908-191525.jpgDrop it in your boiling solution. Boil for 2 minutes on each side.  Bake your pretzels on 425 for 8-10 minutes.

20130908-191539.jpgWhile your pretzel is still hot, top with butter. If you just want a salty pretzel, now is the time to sprinkle the pretzel salt on top.

20130908-191551.jpgIf you want cinnamon/sugar pretzels, lay them face down in the mixture before the butter dries.


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