Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Little Pizzelle that Could

Has this ever happened to you? I promised Sabrina we would make pizzelle, but then... first we were out of eggs, then we couldn't find the pizzelle irons, then we only had a tiny bit of vanilla extract left so I halved the recipe which messed up the batter so many of the wafers stuck to the iron or broke. Sheesh. But, the cookies were still delicious and Sabrina was happy happy!

Here's our recipe for these favorite cookies. They are so easy to make and addictive to eat! We use a Villaware maker, which is also a waffle and sandwich maker--one of the best presents I ever got.

3 eggs
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Beat together the eggs and sugar. Add the butter, vanilla. Add the flour and baking powder. The batter will be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon. About one small tablespoon per cookie cooked for 90 seconds works well for us. For the browner cookies, let them cook for about a minute more. Place the cookies on a paper towel to cool. They are soft when they come out of the iron so you can shape them into cones, baskets or rolls before letting them cool to a crispy wafer. Enjoy!


JoAnna said...

When I was a little girl, our sweet neightbor from across the street (a very kind and crafty lady) always made pizzelles for us for Christmas. They will always have that sweet memory for me. We buy them at the grocery store, but I am sure they are filled with all sorts of scary things. Are they really attemptable? They look daunting!

jen b said...

my sister made those for thanksgiving, they were sooooo good!