Italian Pizzelles - A Different Christmas Cookie

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

For years my family (we are not Italian...) made Pizzelles every Christmas.  Another one of those fun traditions, and one I continued into my adult years.    These cookies are different, and not the USUAL Christmas cookie.    

 

I made a batch of them this morning, so I can take some to the Christmas dinner tonight!    

 

You need the Pizzelle Maker - makes only two at a time, and you can flip the irons over and make waffles too, but I only use it for cookies!

 

 

Here is the recipe - 

3 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 1/2-2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon anise seed or extract

 

Add and beat ingredients together in order listed (use the smaller amount of flour for thinner pizzelles).  Drop by rounded spoonful onto center or pre-heated grid.  Close lid and immediately clip handles together.  Allow to cook until steaming stops - about 60 seconds.  Remove with fork.  Allow to cool on wire rack.  (White hot, may be rolled into cylinder or shaped into a cone.)  Dust with powdered sugar, and store in airtight container.

 

I am NOT known for my culinary skills, so burned my finger, forgot to spray the grids so the cookies didn't stick first, so 3 batches went down the drain first.    (I can hear you laughing...)

 

 

But some turned out good, and will be wrapping with plastic wrap and ribbon next!

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Barbara, my friends love them too.

Dec 26, 2018 07:49 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents you are not a loser, some just don't bake, or do Christmas cookies!   Bet it was a HIT.

Dec 26, 2018 07:50 AM #12
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Thank you Myrl, hope you and your family enjoyed your Holiday.

Dec 26, 2018 07:50 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Gabe, my friend almost squealed when she saw them!   It was too cute.

Dec 26, 2018 07:51 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Brian, they are pretty good.

Dec 26, 2018 07:51 AM #15
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Amanda, they are very easy to make, and most love them.  Hope you both enjoyed your Holiday too.

Dec 26, 2018 07:51 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Nina, only cooking these once a year, guess I always forget the process.  Still wasn't bad, and the results ended up pretty good.

Dec 26, 2018 07:52 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Michael, I am not so big on the cooking/baking thing either.

Dec 26, 2018 07:52 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Valeria, hope you and your family enjoyed the Holiday too.

Dec 26, 2018 07:53 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Grant, when you get the process down, they are pretty easy to make.

Dec 26, 2018 07:53 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Joan, for sharing your experience and the recipe.

Enjoy the holidays!

Dec 26, 2018 09:12 AM #21
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Francine Viola
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Pizzelles are big in my house and we have a few irons with different patterns.  The house certainly smells delicious preparing these treats!

Dec 26, 2018 01:35 PM #22
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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We have friends that make them....I have never tried...would be afraid the iron would demand more eating than annually !

Dec 26, 2018 03:54 PM #23
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Joan, hope your Christmas was joyous. Those pizzelles look delicious. I will have to get me one of those grills.

Dec 26, 2018 04:21 PM #24
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Gloria Todor
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Joan, Pizzelles are a part of my Christmas also.  My mother had an iron she used that has since been passed on to my oldest sister, who continues the tradition.  It would not be Christmas without the pizzelles.  Even though we are not of Italian heritage, we love anise pizzelles!!  Thank you!  Happy Holidays!

Dec 26, 2018 05:22 PM #25
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Roy, thank you, and these cookies are really good.

Dec 27, 2018 06:33 AM #26
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Francine Viola my house smelled wonderful Christmas Eve too.   My friends loved these cookies.

Dec 27, 2018 06:33 AM #27
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson I put the iron in a place I don't see often, in the cabinet above the refrigerator!   This way I won't see these cookies more often in the year!  LOL

Dec 27, 2018 06:34 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Rebecca, they are very easy to make, as the cookies only take 60 seconds on the iron.

Dec 27, 2018 06:35 AM #29
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Gloria Todor it IS a tradition, and when my mom passed, I got the iron, and do continue to make them every year.

Dec 27, 2018 06:35 AM #30
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