Day 17: Pizzelles

pizzelle towerToday’s cookie was quite fun because I got to use the Pizzelle maker! We break it out once a year for Christmas and it’s always fun to make these unique cookies. You HAVE to have a Pizzelle maker for these ones, but they can be found in most cooking stores and aren’t too pricy! I halved my recipe and still made about 45 Pizzelles. It says the whole recipe will make 60, but that’s probably closer to 80. So unless you’re making them for a party, just stick to the recipe below and you’ll be more than fine! We made half chocolate and half regular! They don’t take too long, but you have to be willing to stand by from start to finish because you are constantly taking some off the maker and putting more dough on (every 30 seconds).

Recipe: (this is the halved recipe already)
Ingredients:pizzelle maker
– 3 eggs
– 1 3/4 cups flour
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 2 tbsp vanilla
– 1/2 cup margarine
– 2 tbsp baking powder

For chocolate ones, add these ingredients to the dough after you’ve used about half for the classic Pizzelles:
– 4 tbsps cocoa (or half of 1/4 cup)
– 4 tbsps sugar
– 4 tbsps baking powder

1. Beat eggs and add sugar gradually, beat until smooth.
2. Add cooled margarine and vanilla.
3. Gradually add flour and baking powder. Blend.
4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into pizzelle maker and bake for 30 seconds.

*Tips: It takes a few tries to get the dough lined up to make the perfect pizzelle, but what I found to work the best is placing the dollop of dough a little above the center because when you press the handles down it ends up pushing it a little forward. Don’t use too much or else they’ll connect in the center. If they’re too big though you can cut the edges off with a knife!