Recipe for

Method 1 -- Easy Preschool Version
    Ingredients:
  • 1 can refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 1 egg white, beaten lightly
  • optional toppings

    Each can will unroll into separate "sticks" of dough.  
    Let your child play with a section in some of the ways listed above
    Use a pastry brush to gently brush each "pretzel" dough creation with beaten egg white.  
    Sprinkle on your choice of toppings: a bit of course salt, cinnamon sugar or brown sugar.  
    Place pretzel on  a non-stick cooking sheet (or line sheet with parchment paper)
    Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.



Method 2 -- Gourmet "Annie's Pretzel" Style Soft Pretzels
    Ingredients:
  • 1 package (or 1 1/8 teaspoon) active dry yeast
  • 1 1/ cups warm water
  • 2 Tb. sugar
  • 1 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 egg white, beaten lightly
  • optional toppings

    Dissolve yeast into 1 1/2 cups of warm water
    Add sugar and salt.  Mix it well
    Slowly add in 4 cups of bread flour.
    Have the kids help to mix it and knead it.  Add a small bit of flour at a time if it seems too sticky.
    When the dough is smooth and stretchy, it is done.
    Allow the dough to rest and rise in a warm location for 30 minutes.
    When finished rising, divide it into sections
    Play with it in some of the ways listed above
    Use a pastry brush to gently brush each "pretzel" dough creation with beaten egg white.  
    Sprinkle on your choice of toppings: a bit of course salt, cinnamon sugar or brown sugar.  
    Place pretzel on  a non-stick cooking sheet (or line sheet with parchment paper)
    Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown


Optional topping ideas:
  • After brushing with egg white, sprinkle on your choice of toppings:
    course salt, cinnamon sugar or brown sugar
               OR
  • After baking:
    brush with melted butter and sprinkle on your choice of toppings:
    course salt, cinnamon sugar, brown sugar, parmesan cheese and garlic salt, Old Bay
Therapy Street for Kids
Pretzel Dough
It's so much fun to play with dough in all kinds of ways.  
Having a pretzel in the end is just an added benefit!

Play with Dough
squeeze it, knead it , push it, pull it
flatten it out with a rolling pin
use cookie cutters shapes for fun
cut it with scissors.
roll it into a "snake" to form letters or shapes

Eventually, form it into a final shape for baking and eating.