Saturday, June 27, 2015

Chocolate Hazelnut Pizzelle

These cookies are made with a pizzelle iron. I have seen recipes that suggest using a waffle iron in lieu of a pizzelle iron, but have not tried that myself.

makes 6

1 cup butter
4 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon whiskey, optional
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ cup ground hazelnuts

Sift flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking powder together; set aside. Melt the butter. Beat eggs, sugar, and salt until light. Add melted butter. Add vanilla and whiskey. Add dry ingredients. Fold in hazelnuts. Heat pizzelle iron and place 1 teaspoon of batter on each imprint. Close iron and bake 30 seconds. Transfer to wire racks to cool.