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How to Make Pizzelles: Best Recipes and Pizzelle Makers
Make Your Own Pizzelle Cookies at Home with an Italian Cookie Press
Delicious light-tasting slightly sweet pizzelles - the classic flat Italian cookies that resemble a thin crisp waffle or Belgian cookie - are the perfect complement to fresh fruit and berries, chocolate, and rich creme fillings, or just to nibble "as is" with your mid-morning coffee.
Surprisingly easy to make, and versatile, too!
Here is a round-up of great pizzelle recipes and a video lesson in how to make pizzelles to get you started.
Wondering where to buy a pizzelle maker - and which model of press to choose? Got you covered on that, too, with a selection of pizzelle irons that get a stamp of approval from foodies and old grandmothers alike. Best yet, they come from brand names you know and trust - including Palmer's fine pizzelle makers, made in the USA by the Palmieri family since 1946.
Palmer Pizzelle Maker Iron - Made in USA
All of C. Palmer Manufacturing's products are made in the USA. The family-run company, in West Newton, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1946 by Carmen Palmieri, working out of his basement on a shoestring and a dream. Its very first product was small Italian cookie irons. In time the company name was Americanized to Palmer, and three generations of the Palmieri family worked side-by-side as the company grew... It's a pretty great little success story.
A free cone roller is included with this American-made pizzelle maker, so you can make all sorts of delicious presentations.
Palmer Oval Pizzelle Maker - Made in USA
Here's another American-made model by Palmer, but oval in shape to make oval pizzelles instead of the traditional round waffled cookies. This version comes with an included set of free cannoli forms to roll the pizzelles around. What tasty stuffings will you use to fill your delightful desserts?
Here's another American-made pizzelle maker by Palmer, but oval in shape to make oval pizzelles instead of the traditional round waffled cookies. This version comes with an included set of free cannoli forms to roll the pizzelles around. What tasty stuffings will you use to fill your pizzelles?
Now, I happen to love cooking but really hate the clean-up, so a number of my favorite small appliances and cookware pieces are high-quality (preferably made in Europe or the USA) items with a non-stick surface. Treat 'em right (no scratchy implements, please!) and they'll last you for years.
What a delight to discover that Palmer also does the non-stick in a pizzelle iron!
Non-Stick Pizzelle Baker - Also made in America by Palmer
This version of the American-made Palmer round pizzelle maker is my top choice. For reference, the size of the round iron plate itself is 5 inches in diameter, so you can make two 5-inch cookies at a time. And again you get the wooden cone roller as part of the package. Gotta love that non-stick surface that makes clean-up so much easier!
How to Make Pizzelle Cookies
Pick a Pizzelle Recipe - Selected Best Recipes for Pizzelles
- Italian Pizzelle Cookies
This is larger than most modern pizzelle recipes. Yield: 5 dozen cookies.
- Authentic Italian Pizzelle Recipe
Pizzelles can be made in advance and will keep indefinitely. May be frozen...
- Pizzelles III
This recipe calls for a batter-like dough and is baked on a pizzelle iron.
- Hazelnut Chocolate Pizzelle Recipe
A special pizzelles recipe from the kitchens of Canadian Living magazine.
- Herbed Parmesan Cheese Pizzelle Recipe
Savory pizzelle recipe from The New Book of Waffles and Pizzelles by Donna Rathmell German, one of the most irresistible dessert cookbooks I've run into in recent years.
Pizzelle Recipe Cookbook
Even with all the great recipes you can find online these days, I still have a hankering for cookbooks to leaf through and look for inspiration. It's really nice to include a related cookbook if you're giving a small appliance as a gift, too - for example, as a bridal shower gift.
If you've never made pizzelles before, here's a great cookbook loaded with recipes for basic and exotic pizzelles to create and enjoy.