Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Pizzelles are such a beautiful cookie! I thought it would be fun to make these with my Mom this year. So we got together for a baking day and baked up a bunch of other fun cookies, too.
I grew up with my Mother making these crispy cookies. They are an Italian cookie, which I thought would be perfect to link up to my friend Pam’s International Winter Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap! Go check it out for some really cool recipes! Even better, if you have one, add it!
My Mom had the machine from this brochure/recipe card for years. Last year it finally gave up the ghost and she bought a new one. The old machine made 2 larger cookies at a time. Look on that brochure at the beautiful designs that were imprinted on each side of the cookie! So pretty!
I really thought the old brochure/recipe card was so much fun! It is the recipe that we used. In case you can’t see it here is the recipe:
6 Eggs 1 C Margarine*
3 1/2 C Flour 4 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 C Sugar 2 TBL Vanilla or anise
*Don’t use more than one cup and don’t use oil substitute.
Beat eggs, adding sugar gradually. Beat until smooth. Add cooled melted margarine and vanilla or anise. Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Dough will be sticky enough to be dropped by spoon.
Place a heaping teaspoonful of batter in the center of each grid pattern to make full size pizzelles. Clip handles together during baking. Bake until golden brown. Baking time is half a minute, but will vary slightly with personal preference for browning, consistency of batter and size of pizzelles.
My Mom always made these with anise. Our first batch this year we found out we had no anise. So, we used vanilla. We would highly advise using anise!! So much yummier. For me these cookies have to have that light licorice flavor to them!
This is my Mom’s new machine. It makes 3 smaller pizzelles. The designs are gorgeous, though I think each one should have been different!
We like the smaller size of these.
Here is the pizzelle maker in use. Personally I like to not fill the molds up all the way so the edges are uneven and more snowflake like. But if you fill them up all the way they can be a nice round circle cookie.
Aren’t they just gorgeous? Has anyone else made these? What are your international cookies or foods that you make during the holidays? What or why do you make them?
I make many things because my Mom did. Many of her recipes are Scandinavian because our ancestors came from Denmark. I love keeping traditions like this going!
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