Soft Pretzel Knots

Soft Pretzel Knots

Recipe for Soft Pretzel Knots, homemade salty pretzels in under 90 minutes. Enjoy warm soft pretzels with your favorite dipping sauce without having to leave home. If you love pretzels and don't want to wait in line to enjoy one, try this quick and easy recipe.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade pretzels, pretzels, soft pretzels
Servings 8 pretzels


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 1/4 tsps yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • Course salt
  • *Olive oil for surfaces*


  1. Combine sugar, salt, yeast, and warm water into mixing bowl. Let sit about 5 minutes until frothy.
  2. Sift flour into yeast mixture, then add butter. Using dough attachment on mixer, start at a low speed. Once combined turn up to medium for 3-5min. to knead the dough.
  3. Remove dough and oil inside of bowl, before returning dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for an hour in a warm location. Make sure dough has doubled in size.
  4. Meanwhile cover two pans with parchment paper and lightly brush with olive oil.
  5. In a large pot bring water and baking soda to a boil.
  6. Lightly rub oil onto a working surface and cut dough into 8 pieces.
  7. Roll each piece into a 10-12 inch rope. Take rope and tie and loop into a a single knot. One end going through the center and the other end under and around to connect the pieces.
  8. Gently place each knot into the boiling water for 30 seconds using a spatula. Transfer to baking sheets.
  9. Brush egg wash over top of pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse salt.

  10. Bake at 450 F for 12-15 min. or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Serve with favorite dipping sauce. I'm a honey mustard girl!