Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Pizzelle Italian Cookie
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugaar
1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1/2 oz of vanilla, lemon, anise or orange extract
Mix eggs thoroughly. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on the iron and close top. Cook approximately 1-3 minutes until golden brown. May add powdered sugar at the end if desired.

I'm taking part in Jessi's fun cookie exchange. For several years, my dear friend, Annie, made these beautiful cookies from a cookie iron called a brazeli from Switzerland. Her mother had brought the cookie iron back from Switzerland. I love her beautiful, delicious and elegant cookies. I have tried for years to find one on ebay. Roberts European Imports carries them for the incredible price of $300. I would rather go to Switzerland myself and plan on doing just that someday. In the mean time, my daughter and I went to a Girl Scout cookie event and learned how to make these Pizzelle cookies which are very similar to my friend Annies. I'm going to treat myself to a Pizzelle iron and make these delicious cookies. I wrote on the bottom of her recipe that she quadroples the recipe during the holidays. Yum! Thanks Sweet Jessi for hosting this festive event.


mendytexas said...

Your cookies are just gorgeous! What works of art! Thanks so much for sharing! :)mendy

Monica said...

wow these are so pretty an I bet they are delish!
Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

Helle Greer said...

WOW they look yummy...
I'm taking part in Michelles cookie swap on Monday night, together with a lot of her friends. I have to decide what cookies to make, Maybe Danish butter cookies...
Miss ya,

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Those cookies not only look delicious, they are just pretty to look at. Little works of art. Susan

Junie Moon said...

What a great recipe and I'd love to make them with the iron you mentioned, too. $300--whew!

I took part in the swap, too, and posted a recipe for Pfeffernuesse (German Pepper Nut cookies) along with the glaze recipe.

AnastasiaC said...

what an elegant cookie!
Jessy's swap is such a great
....wish I was closer,Id be in it for sure!

Hillside Garden said...

That looks very delicios!
And wonderful to see the christmas impressions above.