Butter or margarine
Butter or margarine,
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.