Pizzelles are traditional Italian waffle cookies that are made on a special pizzelle iron, which is very similar to a waffle iron.  The cookies turn out crispy and delicious once they are cooled.  Typically, they are served at Italian weddings, and during Christmas and Easter time.

I decided to make these special for Christmas this year, and plan to do some rolled into a circle connoli-like shell and dipped into chocolate.  I will update with decorated pizzelle pictures when I am done with them!!

These lovelies turned out quite delicious.  I made both vanilla and chocolate, and would love to try lemon or cinnamon varieties in the near future!  Oh, and I plan on making some sandwiched with hazelnut spread, and pizzelle ice cream sandwiches!  So many options, so little time!

pizzelles

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanila
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

[/ingredients]

pizzelles

[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Place sugar, salt, butter and vanilla into medium bowl.  Mix on medium for 2 minutes or until creamy.  Add eggs, one at a time, making sure to mix in completely.
  2. Add baking powder and flour.  Mix for several minutes until flour is completely incorporated.
  3. Preheat the pizzelle iron according to manufacturer’s direction.  When fully heated, drop batter onto iron and close.  Bake for as long as directed in manufacturers directions.
  4. Open iron and remove pizzel with spatula, repeat until all batter is used.
  5. Cool pizzelles on cooling rack.
  6. Enjoy!

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