Gift Idea - Pizzelle

Some cookies are so fussy and require so many ingredients and time... others are as simple as can be, four ingredients, tops. I try to make recipes healthier and normally I do a pretty good job... when it comes to pizzelles... there isn't much you can do except use whole wheat flour... I mean look at the ingredient list, butter, sugar, eggs, flour.... go ahead just try to take the butter out... yeah it aint going to taste good at all... and you are going to have a serious mess stuck to the iron :)

Pizzelles are one of those cookies I really don't want to mess with, so simple, so beautiful, so delicate and crisp. I remember making these as a kid with my dad, covered in flour, pressing out those beautiful snowflakes, rolling them into ice cream cones, or just eating them whole. *love you mom and dad!* The only bad part about these cookies is you NEED a pizzelle iron, if you don't have one... you aren't going to get too far. Thankfully a few christmas's ago I received not one... but two!! haha great minds think alike :)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I took part in a cookies exchange! I decided I wanted to send pizzeles and knew I would have to seriously bubble/ packing peanut them so they made it... let me tell you... I packed that box like I did my 10th grade egg drop project!

ok did anyone else have to do this? it was for physics class, *shout out to Mr. Morrill!!!* you had to devise a container that wasn't more than (blank) inches in surface area, that would hold a raw egg and allow you to drop it off from different heights and not have it break?? You started with a small drop of 6 feet and it all culminated with the entire class walking up the stairs of the bell tower to the observatory to drop them off (did I mention I was also in astronomy club in high school...can we say NNNEEEEERRRD!) And yes you read that correct we had a bell tower... So you chuck them off a seven story drop to their doom! Or in my case, safety!! That's right my egg survived!! Yup as I said before, I really am a NERD, because I though this project was awesome! OK back to cookies....

Pizzelles are a great gift, all you really need to do is a tie a bow around them, they are seriously pretty on their own! I can't wait to see when my person gets her cookies, I hope, like my egg, they make it their safely! You'll have to wait and see the ornament I made her, I'll link to her once I know she's received the package!

Pizzelle Cookies
(recipe borrowed and slightly tweaked from my awesome girl Maria's family!!! Wooohoo Maria!)
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter (melted)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
2 tsp baking powder
optional: zest of lemon rind
optional: 1.5 Tbs anise seed (I'm not a fan so I didn't use it)

BEAT eggs, add sugar gradually, add melted butter

MIX flour, baking powder, anise (if using)

ADD dry mixture to wet gradually, stir in lemon zest (if using)

DROP sponfulls on a hot pizzelle iron and cook according to iron instructions (mine has a light that goes on and off when they are done) remove and cool on a wire rack, or roll into ice cream cone shape and set aside to cool.

You can take two of these and make nutella sandwiches, or sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with ice cream... or just eat them all up plain!


5 chews:

Meg said...

So pretty!

Reeni said...

I love Pizzelles! They are, or were a staple in my family when my Grandma was alive. She was such a pro at making them. Yours look awesome too. Yay, your egg survived, that's awesome!

nani said...

Stephanie! Please forgive me for being so late with this thank you!! I have been "PC-less" at home and work has been busy!!

The cookies arrived in great shape!! Only a couple had small pieces broken off, but that only made a good place to start the munching! :) As I had these sent to work, there was no way I couldn't share them! Everyone LOVED them! Thank you SO much. And the crocheted snowflake ornaments were perfect!!

You definitely get extra points for these showing up whole :) :)

Christine said...

You can't tease like did you wrap up the egg??

I love the pizella!!

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