Italian pretzel cookies

4 servings
15 min
18 min
Very Easy
They look so good and they are absolutly amazing you just can't resist.


Number of serving: 4
Makes 46 cookies


5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

6 eggs, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Dipping Chocolate:

4 oz bittersweet chocolate chips

8 oz semisweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoons shortening


  • Dough:
    Line 3 cookie sheets or jelly roll pans with parchment paper.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set racks in upper and lower thirds.
  • In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl lightly whisk the eggs then add sugar and continue whisking until sugar appears to be well incorporated into the eggs.
  • Finally add melted butter and vanilla and continue whisking.
  • Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly making sure all the ingredients have been incorporated well.
  • Separate into 1 oz pieces. Roll each piece into an 8-inch rope, then form each rope into a circle. Place cookies on each pan.
    Bake the taralli until puffed and golden, about 14 - 16 minutes. Cool on racks.
  • Dipping Chocolate:
    Melt chocolate chips and shortening using a double broiler or in the microwave.
    Then carefully dip pretzel bottoms in the melted chocolate


Italian Pretzel Cookies, photo 1
Italian Pretzel Cookies, photo 2
Italian Pretzel Cookies, photo 3


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