When you think of the holidays, it is easy to remember all the wonderful gatherings with foods galore. Each family has their own particular favorites. My Italian heritage definitely influences our family’s love of pizzelles.
A few years ago, my mother gave us (affiliate) a pizzelle maker. It looks a LOT like a sandwich maker, only the ‘output’ from this maker are wonderful pizzelle cookies.
It actually sat in the box (which collected dust) for the first few years. But, then, we broke it out and have never looked back!
This past week, I baked both vanilla and chocolate pizzelles for the Christmas party the homeschool group on JBER was holding. The theme was Christmas Around the World and these delicious cookies just ‘screamed’ to be made. Plus, they are Italian and fit with my Italian heritage.
The recipe I used came from All Recipes.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 102 | Total Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 37mg
One thing I’ll add about these cookies is that whoever is baking them needs to be right there. The one time J distracted me for a minute, I ended up with a pair of burnt cookies. The rest, though, came out wonderful and we received many compliments. Perfect at any time and I’ve used almond or lemon extract instead of vanilla with great results.
When the cookies come off the maker, they are soft. I’m seriously considering trying to roll them for mini-waffle cones or as a way to make a cannoli like a dessert. For a finished cookie, I lay them flat for a minute or two before stacking with the others. They might not be entirely ‘perfect’ when I make them, but they are yummy!
What are some of your favorite cookies for during the holidays?
Have you eaten pizzelles?
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