You also could call these pretzels chocolate cookies. They're plenty sweet and are sprinkled with coarse sugar instead of salt.

Source: Family Circle
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine flour, cocoa powder and salt in a small bowl.

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  • Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. On low speed, add flour mixture in thirds and beat until smooth. Shape dough into disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.

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  • Divide dough into 24 equal portions. Lightly cover flat surface with sifted cocoa powder. Roll each portion in powder into 9-inch rope. Twist into pretzel shape. Space 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Redust surface with cocoa powder as needed. Brush pretzels with egg white. Sprinkle with sugar.

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  • Bake in 350°F oven 12 to 14 minutes or until just firm. Let cool slightly on sheet on wire rack. Transfer pretzels to racks. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 24mg; sodium 15mg; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 1g; protein 2g.

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