Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Cookies-Chocolate Pizzelles!

Hi everyone! Years ago my sons gave me a Williams-Sonoma gift certificate and the first thing I picked out was a pizzelle maker-love it! I've made many variations, and here's a good one!
Have a happy day:@)
Chocolate Pizzelles
3 eggs, room temp
3/4 C plus 3 tblsp sugar
1/2 C butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 C flour*
3 Tblsp cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder

Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl. Add butter and vanilla. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder and add to egg mixture. The batter should be stiff enough to be dropped by a spoon. The batter can also be refrigerated and used later.
Use your pizzelle maker's instructions for baking the cookies. Store in airtight container.

My notes:
  • *I like to add 3 tblsp of cornstarch to the first measuring cup of flour, then top it off with flour. This helps keep them light and crisp.
  • Use good cocoa powder and good vanilla, it really makes a difference. 
  • I also added about 1 tsp of red and green nonpareils, this just makes them more festive!
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30 comments:

  1. These sound so delightful...and I would LOVE to have a Pizzelle maker...OOOO, SANTA......

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  2. When I saw that piggy Christmas countdown while looking for mine, I just KNEW you would get it. haahhh...it's so cute.

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  3. Hey Lynn!

    Great minds think alike! Lots of pizzelle at the Cookie Party this week. LOL

    Have a Happy Turkey Day,
    Candy

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  4. Ooohhh, chocolate pizzelles! I wish I had a pizzelle maker so I could make these too.

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  5. Hello Lynn,
    you always have the cutest piggy things, I have ever seen. The countdown is so nice.
    Thank you for joining my party again and for sharing this wonderful recipe. Now I have two different nice recipes for pizelle, I really have to look after a pizelle maker now.
    And thank you for the extra tipps, may be I can get my waffles also crisp with it.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  6. Thank you for posting this! I love making Pizzelles but have never made chocolate ones before! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Nan

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  7. When I read William Sonoma... I ate my fingers!!!!! I didn't see the pizzelles maker when I went to every William Sonoma in every american town I visited!!!!!AHHHHHHHHHHHHH....I wish I had one!!!! Anyway I copy your recipe...so my next time to USA...I will buy one pizzelle maker..... have a nice day, xoxoxoxo, Flavia

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  8. I'm not a good baker , in fact, if i say anything about baking the guys run quick and make a reservation to Skeet Shoot.. ya know "PULL", and that machine hurls one of my cookies or muffins into the air..:)

    thanks for the recipe, I'll pass it on to my SIL, she's a great baker..

    Happy Thanksgiving
    Sonny ~ 155 dream lane

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  9. I've never had a chocolate pizzelle. They look yummy!

    I absolutely love your Christmas Countdown with Santa and his little piglets... So cute!

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  10. I'm not much of a baker so I so admire those of you that are. The cookie looks delicious.
    If you look at the picture just so....it looks a little bit like a turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Jane

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  11. I think I could eat of plate of those.....beautiful, Char

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  12. I have seen these in their stores, but never knew how well they worked I will keep that in mind for a Christmas gift.

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  13. I do not believe I have ever had a pizzelle but they look wonderful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. ♥O

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  14. I would love a pizzelle maker and I think chocolate ones would be yummy. Your header is hilarious! Happy Thanksgiving! Linda

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  15. Lynn, I stopped by to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Blessings and love,
    Jeanne

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  16. Looks delicious and pretty, Lynn. Thanks for the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!..Christine

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  17. Pizelles are such an elegant cookie- yours look fabulous! (Love the piggies pulling Santa's sleigh.)

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  18. Lynn, do you know I've NEVER made pizzelles in my life? My younger sis has one & she does enough for all of us. I love the lemon ones but I'm going to give her your chocolate recipe to try, too. Thank you for sharing it.

    Happy Turkey Day to you & yours!!

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  19. I've always wanted a pizzelle maker. Lucky you and those cookies are adorable.

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  20. A pizzeles maker is on my wish list! Now I have a chocolate recipe to try if I get one from Santa!
    Love your Christmas countdown! Perfect for your blog!

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  21. I am sooooo jealous! I can not find pizzelle makers anywhere. I don't think they are very popular in Australia. Yours look wonderful!

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  22. I received a pizzelle maker when I got married. We love them too. I haven't ever made chocolate ones, what was I thinking?!! These will be some we have to try. I love the piggies pulling Santa's sleigh. Wherever do you find these adorable things! It made me laugh, love it. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  23. I've never had a pizzelle maker, but want one of those and a cookie press.
    The official countdown is on!

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  24. Such beautiful cookies! So elegant and festive!

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  25. Hmm, I never had any pizzzelles that weren't anise flavored (blech!) so I was never interested in getting a pizzelle maker. I might have borrow one to try these out because if these are as good as they look, I will need to add a pizzelle maker to my Christmas wish list.

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  26. Uhmmmm yummy! I am going to get fat with all these good recipes, lol. Good thing I did not gain in the cruise...Christine

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  27. Thanks for linking these up on The Christmas Smorgasbord! I'd never heard of pizzelles before you shared about them! :)

    Have a great weekend.

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  28. I love pizzelles - i will have to try this chocolate one. My favorite is cinnamon with chocolate chips! My grandmother used to make these all the time. My grandmother bought pizelle makers for my sisters and I when we moved out of our parents house!

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  29. My friend gave me a pizzelle maker, I must try your recipe!
    Heard you got some bad weather? We got a lot of rain and wind galore! Like a hurricane, but no snow.

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