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       Title: Schokoladenpretzel (Chocolate Pretzels)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
     1/4 c  Sugar
       1    Egg; large; beaten
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/4 c  Milk
     1/4 c  Cocoa
       2 c  Flour; unbleached; unsifted
            Cocoa frosting:
       2 tb Cocoa
   1 1/4 c  Confectioners' sugar
       2 tb Butter or margarine; melted
     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.
  
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