1/2 c Butter Or Margarine
1/4 c Milk
1/4 c Sugar
1/4 c Cocoa
1 ea Egg; Large, Beaten
2 c Flour; Unbleached, Unsifted
1 ts Vanilla Extract
2 tb Cocoa
2 tb Butter Or Margarine; Melted
1 1/4 c Confectioners' Sugar
1/2 ts Vanilla Extract
Cream 1/2 cup butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the
egg, vanilla, and milk. Sift cocoa and flour. Mix into butter mixture
until thoroughly blended. Chill dough until firm enough to handle (about
30 minutes). Using 2 T dough, roll a rope about 12 inches long between
your hands. Shape into a pretzel as follows: Make a loop bout 1 1/2
inches in diameter by crossing the ends, leaving 1-inch tails. Flip the
loop down over the crossed ends. Press firmly into place. Place pretzels
on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes.
Make frosting in a small bowl. Mix cocoa and confectioners' sugar.
Gradually stir in butter and vanilla. If frosting is too thick, thin with
milk. When pretzels are cool, spread with Cocoa Frosting. Make 2 dozen.