I have seen pizzelle cookies in the store before and thought they looked interesting. I did some looking online for a recipe and discovered it involves a waffle maker type device to make the cookies. It was a little more effort than I wanted to do, but I wanted to add chocolate to them.
Pizzelle cookies are Italian cookies that are light weight. You can find them in different flavors (if you are lucky). They sort of taste like waffle cones and have that crunch too.
These are perfect to decorate and give as a gift for Christmas, but you can give these cookies some pizzazz any time of the year, birthday parties, new years or just because.
decorating pizzelle cookies
What you’ll need:
mini chocolate chips
peppermint candy cane pieces
melted white and milk (dark if you want) chocolate
decorating the cookies
You will want microwaveable containers to melt the chocolate in separately. Have parchment paper or a drying rack to let the cookies dry as well.
I recommend doing this in an area you don’t mind getting a little messy. I set up a cutting board and cooling rack over my sink and washed the mess away.
Take a cookie and only dip the front of the cookie (dipping the back gets it stuck to the parchment paper and the cooling rack breaking the cookie). Turn the cookie and ensure the entire top is covered in chocolate if you want. I just did the one edge as I think they look elegant.
Take your topping of choice and sprinkle it on top of the chocolate. Set your cookie down to cool and move on to the next one. Repeat until all your cookies are decorated.
You can place them in beautiful boxes to give as gifts or wrap in parchment paper with a bow. Serve them on a beautiful pie stand at your party.