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       Title: SCHOKOLADENPRETZEL (CHOCOLATE PRETZELS)
  Categories: German, Appetizers, Chocolate
       Yield: 8 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter Or Margarine
     1/4 c  Sugar
       1 ea 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. Mak 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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