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French Cookies (Belgi Galettes)

French Cookies (Belgi Galettes)


"French cookies are a Christmas tradition in SE Kansas. You need a galette or pizzelle iron to make this old family recipe."
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16 m servings 71 cals
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Original recipe yields 144 servings


  • Calories:
  • 71 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar and butter until smooth and creamy; then add eggs and vanilla, and beat well. Gradually stir in flour. Set bowl over a hot water bath, and stir to blend ingredients. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the galette iron.
  3. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and place in the galette iron. Close the iron, and cook the cookies. This should take about 30 seconds in an electric galette iron, or 2 to 4 minutes in a handheld iron over a medium flame. Carefully remove cookies and cool on wire racks.

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  1. 23 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

these cookies are truly great. If u dont have a galettes iron you could just use wat you use tomake those hot breakfeast sandwich. dont use the stove cauze theyll burn

Most helpful critical review

I absolutely agree that these are part of Christmas in SE kansas. This was my first year with a pizelle iron and couldn't wait to make them. I used 2 tsp vanilla with 1 tsp rum flavoring since ...

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these cookies are truly great. If u dont have a galettes iron you could just use wat you use tomake those hot breakfeast sandwich. dont use the stove cauze theyll burn

How many of us in SE Kansas have LOVED these? It's a tradition and I found the coup de gras last week,,,,,,,,,a cast iron one.......... Our recipe includes rum though..............the alc...

Yum Yum Yum. I am from KS but I live in California now. I was so happy to stumble across this recipe...just like home.

Grandma used to make her's on the old cast iron press. I have an electric iron that my mom passed down to me. This is like our recipe, but I use the light brown sugar. Oh, I good hint for Cat...

This was my choice for my cookie party this year. It made exactly 12 dozen. I dusted them with powdered sugar. I was surprised at how the texture changed when I mixed it over the hot water bath....

I have been making French Cookies since I was a kid. After struggling w/ my great- aunt's recipe year after year, I decided to throw tradition to the wind and try this one. SO much easier, so ta...

Best galettes I've ever had. I used a pizelle iron cause I can not find a galette iron anywhere. They came off the iron soft and flimsy but hardened as they dried. Such good crispy cookies. mmmm...

My great Grandma always made these. She called them gaufrettes. You can adjust the sugar, using some white, some brown, or all brown. Add a little rum or brandy to the mix. YUM! This is a family...

Excellent! Simplistic yet delicious. I added fresh orange zest and cardamom; the flavor was amazing. Everyone loved them. A definite keeper in my Christmas cookie file.

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