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Chocolate Pizzelles Recipe

Chocolate Pizzelles

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"These are thin waferlike cookies and you must have a pizzelle iron to make them. The Italians call them "Pizzelle Alle Nocciole"."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Whisk the eggs with the sugar and salt until light. Melt the butter and stir in.
  2. Sift together all the remaining ingredients except the hazelnuts and fold in.
  3. Stir in the hazelnuts last.
  4. Heat Pizzelle iron and place 1 teaspoon of batter on each imprint. Close iron and bake 30 seconds.
  5. Cool on racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2007

I thought this recipe was excellent. I wanted to leave out the hazelnuts since I was making a separate batch of hazelnut pizzelles. I also like to make sure I have some that those with nut allergies can enjoy. So I left out the hazelnuts but added 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 16, 2010

I made these the other night and they stick to the iron.

Nov 03, 2003

Good but much softer than normal pizzelles. Also beware of chunkier hazelnut morsels getting stuck on the pizzelle iron

Dec 11, 2010

I left out the hazelnuts and added a little extra cinnamon. The batter was very easy to work with and the recipe made about fifty 4" pizzelles in my Cuisinart Pizzelle Press. I cooked them on the highest setting (5) and they came out perfect. They come out a little soft and harden as they cool....One less egg makes them a less soft and they seem to taste better if you make them the night before. Try putting marshmallow fluff or peanut butter between two of them and make delicious sandwich cookies.

Dec 13, 2010

loved these cookies! i borrowed my mom's pizzelle maker for these and they taste just like my great aunts and grandmother made. for me, these cookies just scream christmas. thank you!!!

Feb 03, 2007

I loved this recipe. They’re very good with powdered sugar on top!

Dec 25, 2014

I noticed many people didn't like the flavor of these cookies. I think they are sensational! Although the recipe does not say to do so, please make sure you roast the hazelnuts in the oven, place them on a large, clean kitchen towel, and fold the towel over. Let the heat "steam" them for a minute, then rub the hazelnuts through the towel vigorously to remove the skins. Make sure you grind the hazelnuts very finely in a food processor before using them in the recipe. For the reviewer whose pizzelles stuck to the iron, did you oil the top and bottoms of your iron? If you do, they won't stick. Be sure to throw out the first two cookies you make on the iron, though, or you'll have a very oily cookie. It is also a good way to make sure the iron is "clean." No one wants to eat microscopic remnants from last years' pizzelles. ;)

Oct 28, 2012

I made these because my husband thinks all cookies should be should. they were ok but I wasn't that impressed. They were easy to make but I do prefer that old-fashioned anise flavored pitzelles I remember as a kid!! I think if they were a little more chocolate-ly maybe I would like them. But husband really likes so they will be made again but I may add mini chocolate chips and see what happens.


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  • Calories
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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