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.
- 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)
- Prepare and heat pizzelle iron.
- Beat eggs and sugar. Add cooled melted butter and vanilla.
- Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Batter will be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon.
- 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.
- Remove pizzelles from iron with spatula and place flat on counter to cool.
- Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar ( optional )