classic pizzelle

One of my most favorite cookies has to be the classic pizzelle.  It is sometimes called the snowflake cookie.  A couple of years ago, I posted about making these cookies on the blog.

Here is the link to that post:

https://angelfoodgarden.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/snowflake-cookies-2/

I did not include the recipe in that post, so I thought I would share it with you today.  I use a Cuisinart Pizzelle press, which makes the whole process so simple.  The recipe makes 36 cookies and it will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to finish the steps.  The pizzelle maker will form two at a time.  So, if you have one helper, the baking goes so much faster.

I used vanilla for flavoring this year, but any flavor could be substituted.  Other options seem to be anise, almond or lemon as suggested in the booklet.

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To begin, gather these ingredients:

1 3/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 3 large eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat the pizzelle press.  Place flour and baking powder in a small bowl.  Place eggs and sugar in a medium bowl, and mix with a hand mixer until thickened.  On low-speed, add butter and vanilla in a stream.  Add flour mixture until combined.

Before each batch, brush a light coat of canola oil on the press. Scoop 2 teaspoons of batter per pizzelle.  Bake according to the directions.  Remove and cool on waxed paper.  Use powdered sugar on both sides of the cookies.

This cookie is such a nice addition to any Christmas cookie platter.

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  1. the pizzelle is a very tasty cookie

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