Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mardi Gras Pizzelles

Hi everyone, Mardi Gras is next Tuesday already-did you  know that? Thought I'd share something fun from last year... Mardi Gras Pizzelles! You can also do this with sugar cookies.
They loved these pretty cookies at the office!
Have a happy day:@)
Vanilla Pizzelles
3 eggs, room temp
3/4 C sugar
1/2 C melted butter, cooled
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 C flour (I add 2 tblsp corn starch to the measuring cup, then fill with flour)
2 tsp baking powder
Directions:
Beat eggs and sugar. Add butter and vanilla. Sift flour and baking powder together and add to wet, mix well. 
At this point I divided it into three bowls and added the coloring (use as little as possible to create the colors). I scooped a bit of each color up on a spoon and made the pizzelles following the directions that came with my machine.

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37 comments:

  1. Whoa...flashback!!!! Thought I was back in the 60s.

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  2. Those are so pretty. I'd love to go to Mardi Gras sometime.

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  3. Hi Lynn, My, you are so with the times! Mardi Gras and St. Paddy's on the blog already! Good for you. I just put out the St. Patrick's Day placemats on my table and have a box of decorations to put out as well. Your pizzelles look so festive and so does the Mardi Gras cake! Have a wonderful week, Lynn!
    Blessings, Beth

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  4. I love Mardi Gras! Those pizzelles look so yummy! hugs, Linda

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  5. Love the pastel colors. And the beads. I didn't know beads were a big part of Mardi Gras until I read it this year on blogs.

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  6. Very Pretty indeed.. Say, I'm passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you! Your blog is so wonderful, touching on many different things.. You deserve it!

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  7. I'm missing Lousiana this week, but your pastel goodies made me feel better. What eyecandy!

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  8. Love pizelles and these are stunning! Joni

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  9. Those pizzelles definitely say Mardi Gras!! I love the postcard in your previous post :)
    Jane

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  10. Wow, aren't these fun! I would love to have one of the pizzelle makers. Can't believe Mardi Gras is coming up. It seems like we just celebrated the new year.

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  11. What a great idea!
    Did you hide Flat Stanley in there instead of the baby?

    I still haven't tried my pizzelle maker out! Think I'll make green ones for St. Patrick's day! LOL

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  12. Hi Lynn, Are these cookies kind of crispy? They sure are pretty.

    I can't get past thinking about my daughter and family coming tonight. Let alone Mardi Gras. HA! They will only be her three days. Sigh.

    Have a fun day creating the most delicious cooking and baking things you do.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  13. How fun! Thanks for the recipe. Blessings, Debbie

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  14. I have never colored pizzelles before but they are fabulous with all that color! How pretty to use the Mardi Gras colors.

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  15. Look at your fancy little piggys up there!! I really should invest in a machine because I love pizzelles and I rarely get them. I love the colored version...really clever!

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  16. Very pretty and what a cute idea for Mardi Gras! I love that it's that time of year again.

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  17. Oh my, those are just so pretty and colorful! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  18. I had never even heard of pizzelles until blog land. I think it was actually on here that I read of them. This looks so festive and fun. I love stuff like this!

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  19. These are so pretty and I know they must be delicious. :))

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  20. These ARE pretty! Wow! Please stop by and link up to Foodie Friday

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  21. Those looks so sweet they make my teeth ache. Is this the thing for FAT Tuesday?

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  22. How PRETTY!!! You must tell HelenHartman that they are NOT Sweet...at least, not like she is thinking. I ♥♥♥ pizzelles & I think I need to go buy myself an iron to make them. I usually leave it up to my baby sis but she is doing WW. *sigh*

    I love how you colored yours, Lynn. Don't know if you used liquid colors or the paste but they're beautiful.

    Thank you for the tip on adding corn starch to the flour. Interesting.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  23. Hi Lynn,
    What a special treat for Mardi Gras, let the good times roll! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  24. Hi Lynn - I'm loving your festive pizzelles. Just look at those great Mardi Gras colors! Have a great weekend.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  25. Oh how beautiful, such pretty colors!...Christine

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  26. Oh, these are creative! I never would have thought of adding the color.

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  27. How clever!! My kiddos will go crazy for these. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

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  28. Where did you get your machine? I have a neighbor that makes these for us for Christmas and they are so light and lovely. Reminds me of my mom.

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  29. I wanted to let you know I featured your fantastic cookies on my Facebook page today. You can check it out here.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seven-Alive/209487922420041?ref=tn_tnmn

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