Thursday, November 10, 2016

Vanilla Pizzelles

Vanilla Pizzelles

It's holiday cookie baking time and I couldn't be happier!  Baking cookies is one of my
favorite things about the holidays.  I love the tradition of baking with my sister-in-law
and my daughter, Madison.  I love the sweet smells coming from the oven, sprinkles
everywhere and gifting small cookie trays to neighbors and friends.  

When choosing what type of cookies to bake, I usually stick to our family favorites and
then add a new recipe or two if time permits.  

Pizzelle Maker

My friend Toni introduced me to pizzelles over ten years ago and I've been making them
ever since.  Pizzelles are a traditional Italian waffle cookie made from simple ingredients
such as butter, flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder and flavoring.  Some bakers like to flavor
their pizzelles with anise or lemon zest, but I prefer traditional pure vanilla extract.

I purchased this pizzelle maker several years ago, but you can find a similar one here.

The first thing I do before I begin to bake is read the recipe carefully and then gather
all of my baking supplies.  I love this handy Nest 9 Plus Set from Joesph Joseph.
A mixing bowl, colander, mesh sieve, measuring cups and measuring spoons are all
nicely stacked together!

Next I gather my ingredients.  I have a tendency to forget an ingredient from time to
time, so I've found that if I have everything out and measured, I won't forget to add it!

Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus

I love how simple this recipe is.  All you need are the ingredients shown above, plus the
pizzelle maker of course, to bake delicious cookies that taste just like a waffle cone! 

Just a simple dusting of powdered sugar are all they need.
Aren't they pretty!

Vanilla Pizzelles

Vanilla Pizzelles

The Joseph Joseph Nest Storage is perfect for storing homemade holiday treats!
I love how the color coded dot on the bottom of each container matches the lid.
No more wondering which lid fits what storage container!  Genius!

Vanilla Pizzelles

If you're looking for a new holiday cookie recipe, try my White Chocolate Cranberry
Snickerdoodles, Holiday M&M cookies, Peanut Butter Cup cookies or my super cute
Hanging Mug cookies!

Happy baking sweet friends!

Vanilla Pizzelles

Vanilla Pizzelles

3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 T pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar for 2-3 minutes, until fluffy and light yellow in 
color.  Slowly drizzle in melted butter and add vanilla extract.
Gently fold in flour and baking powder, folding just until combined.

Add one tablespoon of batter to each pizzelle mold.  Close mold and bake for about 
30 seconds or until golden brown.  Be careful, they can overly brown very quickly.
Remove pizzelles and place them on a wire rack to cool.

Sprinkle cooled pizzelles with powdered sugar.

Yield - 2 dozen

I received free products from Joseph Joseph for this blog post.  As always, all opinions 
are 100% my own.

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