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Cinnamon Roll Soft Pretzels

Amazing cinnamon roll soft pretzels. A classic soft pretzel with a cinnamon roll twist
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll, soft pretzels
Servings: 12
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbs white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs active dry yeast
  • 4-4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 Tbs melted butter
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbs cinnamon

Water Bath

  • 9 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda

Egg wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbs water


  • 4 Tbs melted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon

Frosting Dip

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In a mixer with dough hook, combine warm water, white sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix for about 10 seconds.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes to proof yeast. Make sure the yeast is bubbly. If it doesn't start again. Your water should be warm, not hot, as hot can kill the yeast.
  • Slowly add in flour and butter while mixer is going.
  • When dough starts to pull away from the sides, you have enough flour
  • Let knead for 5-7 minutes. This is very important as it gives the gluten a chance to activate. So set a timer. The dough should all be in one ball, and the sides should be clean.
  • Take dough out of mixing bowl, coat in olive oil and return to mixing bowl, cover and let rise until double (Approx 1 hr in warm kitchen)
  • Once risen, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together, and using your mixer with hook, swirl it through the dough (Should look marbled)
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • In a large pot bring 9 cups of water and 2/3 cup baking soda to a boil
  • While waiting for it to boil, separate dough into 12 equal pieces, and roll into pretzel twists
  • Once boiling, drop twists, one at a time into boiling water for 30 seconds.
  • Remove and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
  • Mix up egg wash by whisking together 1 large egg and water, brush over the top of the pretzels
  • Bake at 450 for 11-12 minutes
  • Remove from baking tray to cooling rack, while cooling, mix together sugar and cinnamon, and melt butter
  • Dip pretzels in melted butter (or brush it over the top), and dip in cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Mix up frosting and use it as a dip. Enjoy!


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 2231mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.4mg