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Mocha Cookie Pretzels

Looking for a little something special to bake up for the holidays? These elegant mocha-frosted cookies are wonderful with coffee and make an eye-catching addition to any cookie platter.

— Country Woman Test Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, chopped
  • Green colored sugar, optional

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate
    for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  • 2

    Divide dough into fourths; divide each portion into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a 6-in. rope; twist into a pretzel shape. Place 1 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
    Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  • 3

    For glaze, in a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, shortening and corn syrup; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and enough coffee to achieve desired consistency.
    Dip cookies in glaze; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper until set.

  • 4

    In a microwave, melt white chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Decorate with green sugar if desired; let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.

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