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 cookie shop where I worked). 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
you will need:*
cut out cookie dough
mini pretzel cutter (actually a linzer cutter)
food coloring (brown)
disposable frosting bag
decorating tip (size “5”)
*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 food coloring, Chocolate Brown (click on link for tips on where to buy). Find the mini pretzel cookie cutter here. It’s a linzer cookie cutter, but it worked great for rolled dough. For tips on finding cookie decorating supplies, click here.
step one: bake your cookies
Prepare dough and chill according to recipe. Roll out about 1/4-inch thick. Use the linzer cutter to cut out pretzel shapes. Bake according to recipe and let cool.
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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