Chocolate Pizzelles are a light, crisp, slightly sweet Italian cookie. They’re also a family tradition in our house and a delicious one to start for your family.
A few days before Easter last week, I decided to pull out my pizzelle iron and try a new twist on a family favorite and make Chocolate Pizzelles. They were amazing!
Have you ever heard of pizzelle cookies? Pizzelles are one of my favorite cookies but for some reason growing up we only made them for Christmas.
Pizzelles are a very common cookie in an Italian household and are often served for special occasions, such as weddings. It’s not uncommon to find a variety of pizzelle cookies on the sweets table at a wedding or bridal shower.
They’re thin, crispy, waffle-type cookies made by pouring batter between the two plates of a special electric iron.
These cookies are closely associated with family; in fact, pizzelle irons have been fashioned with the pattern of a family’s crest. I don’t have a family crest pizzelle iron…but how fun would that be?
I purchased my pizzelle iron on Amazon. Make sure you check out the Shopping List below to see the different pizzelle irons you can easily purchase on Amazon.
Chocolate Pizzelles are a light, crisp, slightly sweet Italian cookie.
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 stick butter melted and cooled
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 3 tbsp additional sugar
Melt the butter and set aside.
Beat the eggs and sugar until creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the melted butter.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa and additional sugar.
Slowly add to the wet butter, egg, sugar mixture until combined.
Heat the pizzelle iron and spray with a non-stick baking spray.
Place about 1 Tablespoon of batter on each grid.
Close the iron and let cook for about 30 to 40 seconds.
Remove the cookies and cool on a rack.
* * *Tip: Try to place your batter just a little bit behind the center of the pattern on the iron so you can get a more even pizzelle cookie.
If you would like the recipe I use for traditional pizzelle cookies, click HERE…