Saturday, January 29, 2011

Remember your pits and sale!!

My good friend, Kelly, at Creative Chickadee,  had my children and me over to make pitzelles.   I had heard my sister and Kelly talking about how good they are and how much fun they have making them,  and I felt a little left out.  So this sweet adopted sister had us over to learn how to make them. 

If you have never had them or don't know what they are,   I can only tell you they are Italian and  DELICIOUS.   I will show you pictures first,  because if I tell you the ingredients you might not even finish the post,  they are a little...different. 

This is the machine you use to mold the batter.

Here is the batter ready to be squashed by the big bad pistelle maker.

Here is the dough after being squashed.  The goal is to make a perfectly centered cookie. 

See how lovely the designs are?  I think Kelly may have gotten it pretty close to perfect.

YUM!!!  This is smeared with the filling just before it's gobbled up...

Here is the recipe from Allrecipe. I haven't used it, but it is a good starting point.


3 eggs

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder


1.In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla. Sift together the flour and baking powder, and blend into the batter until smooth.

2.Heat the pizzelle iron, and brush with oil. Drop about one tablespoon of batter onto each circle on the iron. You may need to experiment with the amount of batter and baking time depending on the iron. Bake for 20 to 45 seconds, or until steam is no longer coming out of the iron. Carefully remove cookies from the iron. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

3.For chocolate pizzelles, add 1/4 cup cocoa sifted together with flour and baking powder, 1/4 cup more sugar and 1/4 teaspoon more baking powder. I find that for the chocolate mixture, the iron must be well oiled to start and then brush on more as needed.

The spread for the center of the cookie is made with....1 jar of grape jelly and chocolate cake,  a day old.  Mix together in a sauce pan on low until fully mixed.  Sounds strange,  tastes  GREAT!!

And as to why the title of the post?  I had such a difficult time trying to figure out how to say the name of this cookie,  so Kelly said,  "Just remember your pits and sale.  You'll get!!  I have ever since.  We had such a great time laughing and eating and talking. The Lord is good to give me wonderful friends. Love you,  Kelly!!!

thanks for reading,