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Orange Italian Pizzelles Anyone? 
Dec. 10, 2011 11:35 am 
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011 7:45 am
     Christmas is my favorite holiday. It is a time to give not only gifts but gifts from the heart. One of my favorite cookies to make is pizzelles. These make nice gifts for friends and family. Enjoy orange Italian pizzelles made with orange liqueur, orange zest, and of course love.  

1 3/4 cup of all- purpose flour
1 tsp. of baking powder
3 eggs room temperature
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of melted butter and cooled
2 tsp. orange extract
2 tsp. triple sec ( orange liqueur)
2 tsp. orange zest finely grated
In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder together.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and add sugar a little at a time until it thickens.
Add the melted butter gradually.
Add orange extract, triple sec, and food coloring.
Gradually add sifted flour mixture, stir until smooth.
Fold in orange zest.
Brush pizzelle iron with oil. Heat the iron.
The dough should be stiff enough to drop on the iron. Use a small ice cream scoop (holds about a heaping Tbsp.)
Bake about 30-40 seconds.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
This recipe makes 2 dozen pizzelles.
Buy a good pizzelle maker. I have a VillaWare Prima pizzelle Baker. Use a small ice cream scoop to drop batter on the iron. This is so much easier than using a spoon.
Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!

Orange Pizzelles made with orange zest and orange liqueur.
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Dec. 10, 2011 2:44 pm
Oh Lela ... Those are lovely! Send a few would ya? Happy holidays!
Dec. 10, 2011 3:31 pm
They look great! I don't believe I've ever had orange ones. Around here they are mostly anise flavored, some are almond.
Dec. 10, 2011 3:38 pm
Thanks Terri and Magnolia. The orange pizzelles are my daughter's favorite pizzelle.
Dec. 10, 2011 5:00 pm
I'll take hot pizelles and place them between two bowls to for them into bowls. I set them on the snack table for folks to place their mixed nuts, candy, party mix etc. When they finish their snack, they eat the bowl!
Dec. 10, 2011 5:00 pm
Dec. 10, 2011 5:14 pm
Great photo Lela, makes me want to reach out and grab one.
Dec. 10, 2011 6:20 pm
I'll have to try the orange ones, I'm like Magnolia Blossom and mostly have had anise flavored ones. I have my Great Grandma Frabott's recipe (Ma Bott). Thanks for posting.
Dec. 10, 2011 7:47 pm
Mike-the pizzelle bowl with salty nuts is a great combination of sweet and salty. My family would like that idea. Thanks for the great idea. bd weld-thanks for the compliment-if you like the orange flavor you will like these pizzelles. Kristy-I hope you cherish your Great Grandma's recipes, those are the best. I like this recipe because I have tried some recipes where the pizzelles stick.So the orange pizzelle recipe is a keeper for me.
Dec. 11, 2011 5:10 am
Lela those look amazing! Thanks for sharing. Mike, the idea of a bowl is great. Thanks.
Dec. 11, 2011 6:46 am
I have been thinking of getting a pizzelle maker. These sound really good!
Dec. 11, 2011 8:25 am
Mother Ann-they are so easy to make. I found if you use one of those small ice cream scoops works better than 2 spoons.
Dec. 11, 2011 11:02 am
Pizzelles, I think I had them once, like 40 years ago, they were good, never had orange, just plain with powdered sugar.
Dec. 11, 2011 1:44 pm
Wow LELA They look delicious. Never tried those in my life, so if you have any spare please send them my way :-)
Dec. 11, 2011 8:41 pm
King Sparta-that's a very long time not to have a pizzelle. If you lived here in Pueblo-you will find them at the little bakeries, at weddings, and of course holidays.
Dec. 11, 2011 8:44 pm
Apple Strudel- LOL-the pizzelle is a very popular cookie here. It isn't as sweet as some cookies, but it is a delicate, crispy, and of course the aroma of oranges always makes me hungry. I was drooling over all the desserts you were making for the holidays.-you had such a wonderful variety.
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About Me
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
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