Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 min
Pizzelles are light wafer cookies made from a simple batter flavored with a hint of lemon or in this case, maple. The batter is cooked on a special pizzelle iron (also known as a cialde iron) which embosses the cookies with decorative patterns such as flowers and stars. In central Italy, where the pizzelle originated, families would choose their own distinctive patterns and pass them down from generation to generation.
- 3 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 3 teaspoons maple syrup (NOT pancake syrup)
- 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together.
- Add cooled butter, maple syrup and walnuts.
- In another bowl, sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Batter will be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon onto the grids.
- Drop one heaping teaspoon of batter on preheated pizzelle iron grid. Close iron and bake according to manufacturer's directions approximately 30-40 seconds depending on your preference for browning, or the consistency of the batter.
I misplaced my pizzelle recipe and chose yours (since I love maple flavoring!). This is the same basic recipe that came with my machine, too, except yours added the walnuts and syrup. The flavor of these turned out like I hoped (and the nuts/syrup elevates it to another level) but I made a mistake and didn't chop my walnuts finely enough, and it did result in some holes in my cookies. I did discover by accident when I didn't close my machine lid's clasp that my cookies baked up without tearing from the nuts! Next time I will follow the directions better and will chop my nuts in the food processor. Thanks for posting. Roxygirl