It’s Christmas Eve and I’m #CookingWithSam for #ChristmasCollabWithFafa! This Pizzelle recipe is everything you need in a good cookie. It’s light, sweet and delicate, perfect for family and friends….or…..Santa!
Everything you need in a good cookie
I am so excited to have Sam collaborate with me, she is one of the kindest people I know. Give her a shout or follow at @samconsig. This is a variation of the recipe used to make Pizzelle using the Cuisinart Pizzelle Press. Sam’s family likes to take their own spin on it, using the base ingredients.
1 Cuisinart® Pizzelle Press (or a Pizzelle Press of your choice).
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
About 1-2 cups of icing sugar
OR for different flavours, see below:
1 tablespoon anise extract
1 tablespoon lemon extract with lemon rind (1 lemon)
1 tablespoon cinnamon extract
To add colour to your pizzelle, add a couple drops of food colouring while you mix the batter until you get the colour you’re looking for. Try to only add one drop at a time and see how the colour takes before adding any additional drops. Keep in mind the batter already has a yellow tint to it, so that may change the look of certain colours (ex. blue turns green).
Before you begin, and depending on the PIzzelle Press you have, pre-heat the Press so that it is hot by the time you have finished mixing your batter. For the Cuisinart Press, we set it to “3”.
1. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder only) in a separate bowl and put aside for now.
2. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and butter using a mixer.
3. While mixing on medium speed, add vanilla extract (or whichever flavour you’ve decided to use).
4. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture that you put aside a little bit at a time until all well-combined. Do not over mix! Now is also a good time to start adding in any colouring if you’d like.
5. Once your PIzzelle Press has heated up, you can start taking about 1 tsp at a time of the batter and placing it in the center of the cookie grid. As you make each cookie, you will be able to get a better idea of the amount that makes sense to get the size of cookie you’re looking for.
6. Depending on the type of Press you have, you will close and lock the lid of your press. Typically there is a light that changes colour when the Pizzelle is ready.
7. It may take a few tries to get the look you desire. If you want a darker cookie, you may want to cook for longer. If you prefer a lighter cookie, you may want to cook for a shorter amount of time or lower the heat.
8. Once a cookie is finished, use a small spatula to remove it from the cookie grid and place on a rack to cool. Do not stack the cookies until they have completely cooled!
9. Once the cookie has cooled, sprinkle icing sugar on top.
10. Eat or store and save for later