Friday, May 18, 2012

Pink Pizzelles

Another painted plate from Great Aunt Kitty
Even though my Mother-in-law is not Italian, she used to make pizzelles,  which are my hubby's and daughter's favorite.  I had some Amazon $$ and decided to buy a pizzelle maker.  My Italian friend gave me her recipe and even some of her favorite anise oil that she orders special just for these cookies.   She claims that the oil  makes all the difference in flavor and she should know!!  I call her the "Pizzelle Queen", for she freely shares these favorite cookies with everyone she loves.  They are fun cookies to make and especially to eat.  I decided to color some pink, just for fun!  Here's the recipe, which can easily be doubled or tripled.
Our pink pizzelle tea party

3 eggs
2 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. anise extract or oil
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted and cooled

Beat eggs and sugar until light yellow, 2-3 minutes.  Add cooled, melted butter and flavorings.  Beat until blended.

Sift the flour and baking powder and add to the egg/sugar mixture. 

Heat pizzelle maker, place about 1 T. of batter on grid, just behind the center pattern.  Bake until golden, about 30 seconds.  Remove and cool on rack. 

Yield: 30 pizzelles (these freeze well)
My little pizzelle helper at "Tuesdays at Nana's"

I am sharing with:

Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Your Cozy Home Party
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
The Bunny Hop
Let's Dish!
Tablescape Thursday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck
Pink Saturday                                                          
Link 'n Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays


  1. Very pretty! My first thought when I saw the title was "oh fun"! Have a great weekend:@)

  2. Oh, I love Pizzelles! But can't remember when I last had one :-(
    You displayed them so beautifully at your tea party. Sweet little helper!

  3. I married an Italian and that is his favorite sweet of all time....well, maybe not PINK ones, though, haha.

    His mom makes them all the time - and he craved them so I bought him a pizelle iron for his b-day a few years back and HE makes them all the time. He says it helps being Italian to make really GOOD ones, haha.

    Cute post, and just in time for Pink Saturday!

    : - )

    Have a great weekend, Kitty!


  4. I've never had these homemade....sounds like I need to find myself an Italian friend...or an Italian husband like Michele. Hee hee! They do look yummy though, so thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Kitty!

  5. Pizzelles remind me of lace, they are so cute. Love the idea of pink. How clever. We worked at Williams Sonoma one Christmas and sold a lot of pizzelle machines.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Those pizelles are gorgeous besides looking so delicious. I have a friend who makes them too and they are so good.

    Yesterday for my Eiffel Tower Parisienne Birthday luncheon (I'll post about it next week) I made your marshmallow icing for the birthday cupcakes. Wow was that ever fast and GOOD! It's a winner Kitty. Have already shared it with one of my daughters who likes to do some cake decorating. I'm going to put a link to you when I post the food for the luncheon. It was so fast and easy and quite delicious. YUM!

    Thanks to you my dear blogging friend,


  7. These cookies look so lacy and dainty; I have never tried to make them. Yours look so pretty with all the lovely dishes and adorable helper!

  8. I have always though pizelles were so fancy and fun but I've never tried them. I have a waffle cone maker that I think may also work for this. I've got your recipe pinned and I'm going to give it a try. Thanks so much for the idea!


  9. Hi Kitty! I was lucky enough to grow up with an Italian grandmother, so pizzelles were a part of my childhood. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe--they look wonderful!

  10. Hi, Kitty, I would love to have a pizzelle maker. I've never even eaten them but I know everyone seems to love them so much. Would a waffle iron work for these cookies?

  11. I love pizzelles, I only make them for holidays and special occasions as my recipe makes a ton of them. I also love them flavored with vanilla and a little cinnamon. xo P.S. The plate your great aunt painted is beautiful.

  12. Oh yummy good Kitty. Great recipe and the pizzelles are so pretty, perfect to sever in your pretty tea set.

    the French Hutch

  13. These sound wonderful! How exciting you got to cruise and take cooking lessons with Cat Cora. I do hope you'll post about the experience. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  14. I love pizzelles! Lemon is my favorite. I received a gift card from Amazon for Mother's Day, I could get a pizzelle maker! Hmmmmm!


  15. mmmm I love pizelles, I call them "pretty cookies", lol! They remind me of lace doilies:)Yours look delish and I love your pretty cups, they look so dainty and lovely color. Thanks for sharing the recipe and for your sweet note. Have a wonderful week!Hugs,Poppy

  16. I love that they're PINK!!!!! So cute. I can think of so many occasions to serve these. Thanks for sharing them!!

  17. They look yummy and pretty! I love your painted porcelain, as well!

  18. Your pizzelles look pretty, Kitty! I have enjoyed trying various pizzelle recipes. There are many on the internet, even savory ones. Have a great week!

  19. So pretty and they look delish!! What a fun little party....Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  20. I have never tried them, but they look great and delicious!

  21. I have been making pizzelles since I got married 37 yrs. ago. My mom made them every Christmas and I have her recipe. It makes LOTS of them; uses a dz. eggs and 1 lb. butter but I give a lot of them away as gifts and I figure since I have to get the iron out and everything I might as well make a lot of them. I have never made them pink; I might just do this for a tea party.

  22. So pretty, and perfect for afternoon tea!

  23. Hi Kitty,
    I have never had a pizzelle. Yours look so pretty and I imagine would be a treat for tea time. Pretty china too. Thank you for sharing and have a delightful day.


  24. Hi Kitty,
    Your pizzelles look delicious and I love the pretty PINK color! Your china is lovely. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a wonderful day!

  25. I know I commented on how good these looked before, but just wanted to drop by again to thank you for linking your pizzelles up at Your Cozy Home Party.

  26. I love these!!! I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  27. I want to make some now! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

    Susan and Bentley

  28. These look like so much fun to make and tasty too! Your little helper is so cute!

  29. Omg, my boys loved these, wonder what they would think if i resurrected this fun treat.. thanks for the recipe.. Darling helper you have! have a blessed week and weekend.. xo marlis

  30. Oh, my goodness, I haven't thought of these for years! We used to have a maker. I wonder what happened to it? You will have me hunting this weekend. Anise oil sounds like an intriguing touch. Looks like you made someone very happy! What a cutie!

  31. Can you believe I have only had pizzelles once!

  32. The talent you have in the kitchen....I just love it!!! I figured there had to be a special contraption in which to make them because the shape is just so intricate and pretty. I don't eat a lot of cookies these days, but I remember munching pizzelles at many weddings in the past. SO tasty! Pink, my favorite color, just makes them even more special!!! Have a great holiday weekend, Kitty. I just know you'll be cookin' up something fun!

  33. Perfectly Delicious Post! I LOVE pizzelles, and you have made such an elegant table display with them and your GORGEOUS dishes. I especially am ALWAYS attracted to delicately painted dishes. Yours are PRICELESS to Me!
    Thank you SO MUCH for the recipe!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Big Hugs,

  34. What a special time with your daughter. The pizzelles look amazing. What a treat. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

  35. Hi Kitty,
    What a very special time with your adorable helper. I want to come to your tea, those Pink Pink Pizzelles look lovely and delicious. I just love the Anise flavor. Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  36. What a talent you have for cooking! Pretty and yummy:)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  37. Hi Kitty, when I was in my 20's, my sister borrowed a pizelle maker from her MIL and we made pizelles for the first time. I will never forget it. Thanks for sharing yours! xxoo Debbie

  38. I have never had these, but they sound very tasty.

  39. I have a pizzelle maker and never used it! I don't like anise, but i should make chocolate or lemon!
    Love your little helper! Pretty dish! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, Kitty!

  40. Kitty, I love pizzelles. I remember eating many of these as a child. Happy Memorial Day weekend and Pink Saturday.

  41. Hi Kitty!

    These are new to me. I am definitely not Italian but The Mr. is half Italian. His grandfather ran a bakery in Sacramento years and years ago. I wonder if he made these...

    I spy that little cupcake teapot and LOVE it!

    Thanks for sharing this at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean


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