I tend to put question marks after things I don’t understand. Like football events. My only real connection to the Super Bowl is via my football-watching husband or via cookies (historically, I’ve always known what teams are playing based on hundreds of helmet, player and cheerleader cookie orders at the store). But I do know snacks are served at Super Bowl parties, so here is part one of my two part snacks series: pretzels.
how to make pretzel cookies
*Find sprinkles, bags, couplers, and tips at any craft store. Use a chunkier sprinkle, I used Wilton’s White “sparkling sugar.” You can find concentrated paste food coloring at the craft store, though I use Americolor soft gel pastes, Chocolate Brown (click on link for tips on where to buy). I found the mini pretzel cutter at Sur la Table. It’s a linzer cookie cutter, but it worked great for rolled dough.
step two: prepare your frosting
Prepare frosting according to recipe and mix about a cup (depending on how many cookies you make) of it brown. Prepare a frosting bag with size “5″ tip, fill with brown frosting and tie closed with a rubber band.
step three: decorate the pretzels
Pipe frosting on the pretzel with the brown frosting fitted with a “5″ tip. No drawing necessary! Just fill the shape of the cookie. Immediately sprinkle with white sprinkles. (Work with one cookie at a time so the sprinkles stick to the wet frosting.)
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