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Ben's Cheesy Pretzels

Ben's Cheesy Pretzels

Soft, cheesy pretzels from your own oven. These tasty treats are as much fun to make as they are to eat!

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Makes 16

1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon coarse salt (optional)

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Directions
  1. Place flour, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl and toss with a fork to mix.
  2. Cut butter into dry ingredients until pebbly and then stir in cheese. Add milk and stir gently with a wooden spoon to make a soft dough.
  3. Sprinkle flour onto a bread board or other clean, flat surface. Place ball of dough onto flour, turn and knead 10 times. Divide into 16 pieces.
  4. Turn oven on to 400 degrees.
  5. On floured surface (add more flour if necessary) roll each segment of dough into a 12 inch rope. Twist into pretzels and place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Beat egg until foamy. Spread evenly over each pretzel. Sprinkle with coarse ground salt if desired.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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Nutritional information for Ben's Cheesy Pretzels

Calories: 87.5
Calories from Fat: 31.5

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 24.5mg 8%
Sodium 532.5mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates10.5g 4%
Dietary Fiber .5g 1%
Sugars .5g ~
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2% Iron 1%
Vitamin C 0% Calcium 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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