Pizzelles are a light, crisp, slightly sweet cookie that taste terrific plain or dressed up with your favorite toppings. These Chocolate Pizzelles were made with regular natural cocoa and special dark chocolate cocoa for a special holiday treat. The thin 3-inch cookies are a blank canvas waiting to be adorned or dipped and are wonderful eaten along with a small bowl of ice cream. In fact they make a pretty wonderful ice cream sandwich too!
These are dipped in white chocolate then sprinkled with coconut, crushed peppermint, mini-chocolate chips, chopped pistachios or walnuts. Christmas or holiday sprinkles would work beautifully too!
Pizzelles remind me of my mom and grandmother. I remember enjoying anise flavored pizzelles at my grandmother’s house and always loved the chocolate version too. My version was adapted from her recipe and I think she would have approved of the dark chocolate cookie too.
The dark cookie reminds me of an oreo without the middle. My husband preferred the lighter version, but I loved them both!
Milk chocolate or dark chocolate would be fun in place of the white chocolate – but these seem like to Christmas to me!
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- For the cookies:
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup natural cocoa (or special dark cocoa)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 2¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon pure Vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
- For the white chocolate:
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1½ teaspoons coconut oil
- Optional Garnish:
- Assorted colorful sprinkles
- mini-chocolate chips
- shredded coconut
- crushed peppermint
- chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, pecans)
- Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder.
- In a large mixing bowl vigorously whisk together the eggs and sugar until blended. Add the vanilla and melted butter and whisk until combined.
- Sift the dry ingredients into the butter and egg mixture and fold together with a spatula. This batter will be thick.
- Heat your pizzelle iron until a drop of water sizzles on the cooking surface. Lightly coat the hot iron with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop the batter into a pipping bag fit with a large tip (or cut the corner from a ziplock bag) I used a large Wilton 2A tip.
- Pipe about 1 tablespoon batter into the center of the iron and cook according to your manufacturer directions. If they are too big for your press, pipe a little less the next time. It will take a few tries to get them just right.
- Remove the hot pizzelles to a wire rack to cool.
- Melt the white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat as needed until the chips are melted. Dip or drizzle the cookies as desired then sprinkle with your favorite toppings.
Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or fill with your favorite ice cream and freeze until set.
Store cookies in an airtight container. Plain cookies can be frozen well sealed for a month.
Adapted from a recipe by my grandmother
Have you ever been to a “gender reveal party?” All the young folks do this now. They find out from their doctor whether they’re having a boy or girl. The secret is put into an envelope and given to the parents but they don’t peek! Then they pass the envelope to a friend who helps organize a co-ed party where everybody will find out at the same time if they’re having a boy or a girl.
We went to a gender reveal party yesterday (for our son and daughter-in-law) and found out we’re having a granddaughter in April! This is pretty exciting and I was thrilled to be part of the fun. They had pink and blue themed decorations and beads and stickers you could choose if you were guessing the gender. We’re having a co-ed baby shower in February – which will also be a first for me. I love that the guys are getting into these events – it’s not like the old days. In fact my son wore a shirt to the gender reveal party that read “The Man Behind the Bump.” I think it’s pretty cool!
Issac must have been rooting for a boy cousin but I don’t think he really cares!
Callie and Patrick are thrilled and had all their friends over to share the news. They did hand prints in pink paint to commemorate the event. Dang I wish I had looked like that at 24 weeks – Callie is such a little cutie and a wonderful daughter-in-law!
Patrick and Callie love to ride motorcycles on the weekends with their friends … they are “Harley” people all the way. They also have a good friend (Eric) that is a professional motorcycle stunt rider and his team often uses special tires that smoke in different colors. Good old Red, white and blue is very popular at patriotic events. Patrick arranged for his friend to buy a stunt tire (in the appropriate color) and borrowed a sport-bike do a “burn-out” as their “gender reveal.” Callie stood next to Patrick and he started the motorcycle, and then he burned it up! This is the moment they found out about their little girl. I cried, what can I say … it was unique, (loud), exciting, and fun!
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