Soft Pretzel Rolls | I love the aroma of a pretzel shop.   But my mall is 30 minutes away and the cost is…well, more then I want to pay.  Now I can make my own Soft Pretzel Rolls!  They freeze beautifully too! ♥  I decided to make them for my son, who loves pretzel pizza.  NO MORE mall pretzels for him.  He loved the flavor of these and I loved how easy they were to make.

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Slice in half and make a pretzel pizza, dip in melted butter, roll in a cinnamon sugar mixture and make my CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING to dip into … OR … simply slice in half and fill with my CRANBERRY CHICKEN SALAD.

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Follow these simple directions for the BEST Soft Pretzel Rolls!

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Roll dough into a 24-inch log.

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Cut into 12 – 2-inch pieces.

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Cut an X into each roll.

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Let rest to rise.

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Serves Makes 12 Rolls     adjust servings


  • 1-1/3 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons warm milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt or Pretzel salt
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda


  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix 1/3 cup warm water with the yeast and let stand until foamy.
  2. Add remaining cup of warm water along with milk, sugar and melted butter.
  3. Mix with a spoon to combine.
  4. Add flour and mix until it forms a nice and firm pliable dough ball.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured table.
  6. Roll into a 2 foot long log and cut into 12 - 2-inch pieces.
  7. Cover dough with a damp cloth and let sit for 10 minutes.
  8. Pat dough into rolls and arrange on a lightly floured surface about an inch apart.
  9. Using a pairing knife cut a X about 1/4-inch into each roll.
  10. Cover with a dry towel.
  11. Let the pretzels rest for an additional 30 minutes.
  12. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  13. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets.
  14. In a large stockpot, bring the cold water to a rolling boil and add baking soda.
  15. Drop two rolls into the boiling water and boil for 30 seconds, turning once.
  16. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and hold above pot and let drain.
  17. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  18. Repeat with the remaining rolls.
  19. Arrange rolls on the oiled baking sheets and bake on the upper and middle racks of the oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until browned all over; shift pans from top to bottom and back to front halfway through, for even baking.
  20. Let rolls cool on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a rack.




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Soft Pretzel Rolls — 22 Comments

  1. This looks great! My husband is obsessed with those mall pretzels and requires that we get them if I drag him to shop. We’ve tried to make them a few times at home, but they never come out good. I’ll have to try your recipe!

  2. I just love Pretzel’s and to have that flavor in a roll, I’m in heaven! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  3. I was wondering how you turn them into pizza? At what point do you put the cheese on and what temp do you cook it at and all of that. I was wanting to make these for dinner.

    • Hi Mandi,

      After they are baked, slice the rolls add your toppings and bake. I don’t really remember the temp. I’m thinking 400 degrees. You only need to melt the cheese. 🙂

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