Friday, November 30, 2012

Pizzelles With Pizzazz!

Here is a great way to make a wonderful, traditional holiday cookie just a bit more fun! I love to add about a teaspoon of colored nonpareils to the batter, it adds streaks of red and green to the cookie.

Pizzelle Notes and Tips:
  1. Don't add the candy until after the batter is completely mixed and you are ready to start making the cookies. For the prettiest presentation it's best if you only mix it into half the batter and make those cookies, then mix it into the remaining batter.
  2. You might hear a  little "crunching" as you close the press, it's ok-trust me, I've done this before:@)
  3. To make your pizzelles a little lighter and crispier, replace 3 Tblsp of flour with corn starch. I add it to my 1 C measure before I top it off with flour.
  4. Always a good idea to sift your dry ingredients for pizzelles.
  5. I did try the "jimmy" type sprinkles (like you'd add to ice cream) and don't recommend them, they are a little thick/soft, didn't look too pretty and stuck to the pizzelle maker.
  6. I've been making pizzelles with nonpareils for years, in all colors for all occasions, and they are always very popular!

27 comments:

  1. i wish i had a pizzelles maker ... always enjoyed the cookies so. yummy good. so pretty as well. ( :

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  2. Very pretty Lynn, do you have the batter recipe in your archives?

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    1. Yep, there are a couple in my recipe index. I used the vanilla one but added an additional 1/2 tsp anise-very good:@)

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  3. I love this with the red and green sugars! I'll have to locate my pizzelle maker and give it a try.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. These are so festive looking! Now I want to make some!!
    hugs, Linda

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  5. These are so pretty, and I love pizzelles. I am making them for Christmas this year, and giving myself a cookie break. Can we find the recipe in an older post? xo

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    1. Yes, please check out my Recipe Index under Pizzelle-have fun:@)

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  6. Every year at this time I wish I had a pizzelle maker. These are so pretty.

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  7. Now that is a great idea. So pretty. sandie

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  8. I make pizelle every year and never thought to just add some color, my grandmother used to make them all red or green not mixed excellent
    love for you to link this reciope to friday food frenzy if you get a chance!!
    http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/2012/11/friday-food-frenzy-holiday-countdown.html

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  9. My aunt made us pizzelles every year at Christmas and I loved them. I got a pizzelle maker a few years ago and have yet to use it. I think it is time to master the fine art of pizzelle making! Love the peppermint idea.

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  10. You are brilliant! I make pizzelles every year and never thought of adding anything :)

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  11. Love this idea. I guess I am going to have to break down and get a pizzelle maker. I always love eating them when I am somewhere where they are served.

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  12. Your pizzelles look so pretty, Lynn. I'm going to a Cookie Festival or Cookie Walk tomorrow and am really looking forward to it. After that, my good friend and I are going to a church where there are 300 nativities on display. I really love the fun things we can do this time of year. Of course I'll do a little cooking/baking/candy making on my own as well. You and your blog are an inspiration, Lynn. Merry Christmas!

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  13. I bet they are popular. I could eat a few myself.
    Sam

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  14. Your pizzeles look so festive, Lynn. I'm looking forward to getting out my pizzelle maker and making some. I'll have to give the nonpareils I try because they look so pretty.

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  15. Hi Lynn, these cookies look so beautiful. I love the colors in the batter. A very festive idea. I have never made these but I would love to try.
    Happy PS
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  16. Lynn, this is such a festive idea!!!! sooooooo pretty! I'm getting out my Pizzelle iron this weekend!

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  17. How festive! They would be such a pretty addition to any cookie tray.

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  18. Lynn~ These are SO festive! I love the color the nonpareils add, I wish I had a pizzelle iron!

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  19. These are beautiful, that you for sharing.
    I am your newest follower.
    Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile.com

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