Pizzelles are classic Italian cookies that are especially popular at Christmas and Easter. I married into a pizzelle-loving family, so I ended up with a pizzelle maker early in our marriage. I’ve grown to crave these slightly sweet, wafer-like cookies all year round.
My sister-in-law found the perfect storage container for pizzelles, and it sits in a cabinet waiting for me to whip up a batch.
Pizzelles are easy to make, and they can be flavored in a variety of ways. I like this vanilla version, but you can also flavor them with anise or lemon. Substitute some cocoa powder for a bit of the flour to make a chocolate version. These cookies keep very well, so they’re a good choice if you need a cookie that will last for several days.
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2/3 cup melted coconut oil or butter
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 3 cups gluten-free flour (or white whole wheat flour)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat the pizzelle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs, maple syrup, cooled coconut oil, and vanilla extract until well-combined.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until all the flour is incorporated. The batter should be sticky and fairly thick. If it’s quite runny, add just a little more flour.
- Bake the pizzelles according to your machine’s instructions. For my machine, I place 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough on each mold, close the machine, and bake for about 30 seconds (or until it stops steaming).
- Let the pizzelles cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Pizzelles Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 30 pizzelles and costs a total of $7.60 to make, or $.25 per cookie. Make a batch of these delicate cookies to celebrate a special occasion.