I mentioned last week that Jack and I have been going through my mother’s old recipe box – recreating a few of the recipes we found to share here on A Family Feast! The recipe for these Pretzel Cookies is one of those recipes that immediately caught Jack’s eye as we went through the box – and the very next morning, he set out to bake these wonderful cookies!
These pretzel cookies are a fun and delicious surprise! They look like a pretzel, and their texture is a lot like a soft pretzel – in fact, you roll out the dough into a long, thin strip and then twist the dough, just like you would if you were making a pretzel!
But these pretzel cookies are sweet like a cookie – and they are topped with a light coating of finely chopped nuts, sugar and coarse kosher salt – so you get a fantastic salty-sweet taste that is deliciously unexpected!
We updated my mom’s original recipe a bit by using Turbinado sugar for extra crunch and texture in the topping, and we used a mix of peanuts and walnuts as well. But your standard granulated sugar will also work, and you can use whatever nuts you prefer.
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