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       Title: Schokoladenpretzel (Chocolate Pretzels)
  Categories: German, Chocolate
       Yield: 8 servings
  
     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               
 
 -------------------------------COCOA FROSTING-------------------------------
       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.
   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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