Chocolate Pizzelles

Chocolate Covered Christmas ~ Day 5

Making pizzelles with my Italian grandmother is one of my favorite childhood memories. Every so often, my sisters and I would get to sit with her while she carefully made the cookies on her pizzelle iron, two at a time, over and over, until all of the dough was gone. She would make large batches so they would last a long time. Sometimes she let us shape a warm cookie into a bowl and eat ice cream out of it. Such a fun memory! For the holidays, I am changing up my original pizzelle recipe to a chocolate version. The cocoa powder adds a light chocolate flavor and makes the cookie a little crispier. For a  pretty display, sprinkle the pizzelles with powdered sugar before serving.

Chocolate Pizzelles

Author: Leslie Reese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • pizzelle iron
  • confectioner's sugar (optional)
  1. Prepare and heat pizzelle iron.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar. Add cooled melted butter and vanilla.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Batter will be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon.
  4. Drop a heaping teaspoon of batter in the center of each grid pattern of the pizzelle iron and close. Bake approximately 30 seconds or until cookies are barely brown.
  5. Remove pizzelles from iron with spatula and place flat on counter to cool.
  6. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar ( optional )

Happy Baking!

Leslie xo

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