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!
- 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
- 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.
- Add baking powder and flour. Mix for several minutes until flour is completely incorporated.
- 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.
- Open iron and remove pizzel with spatula, repeat until all batter is used.
- Cool pizzelles on cooling rack.