Gingerbread Pizzelles

Warm gingerbread aromas continue to fill my kitchen!  In fact, with all the baking, candles and my little gingerbread hanging ornaments, whenever I enter my home, I’m welcomed with the most comforting feeling!

A very happy ending came about by taking an idea to turn my original pizzelles from pumpkin to gingerbread!  I love to take a twist on classic recipes, adding fun and unexpected flavor to compliment the seasons and themes of my parties!  Add to that unusual cocktails and drinks, and you’ve got yourself a party that everyone will be enjoying and talking about!

It’s been quite a year for me as well.  So much in my life has changed, twisted, flipped and renewed!  I’m blessed to have the spirit and will of being able to go with the flow, find peace and contentment wherever I am.  I never fear Plan B, Plan C or Plan D –  though it may take me a bit of time to adjust, I will make it work!

I am allowing this holiday to be a bit different as well.  My dining table is not covered with dozens of homemade Italian cookies ready to be delivered; perfectly planned dinner parties will be more intimate and casual this year.  As long as there is love, happiness and peace in my home, it will be a wonderful holiday. 

And that is my wish and prayer to all of you, for peace, goodwill and love this Holiday Season!

Gingerbread Pizzelles

1 ¾ cup white/wheat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

½ teaspoon cloves

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 eggs, room temperature

½ cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses

¼ cup coconut oil

In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, stir to mix well.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, brown sugar, molasses and coconut oil together.  Add in the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Preheat a lightly sprayed pizzelle iron.  Place a tablespoon of batter in the center of each pizzelle and bake according to the manufacturer’s directions.  My iron cooks for about 90 seconds.  Place the pizzelles on a paper towel on the counter to cool.  If they appear to be soft, second bake them on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.  The texture should be crisp and light.  Sprinkle with sifted powder sugar and store tightly closed.  Makes about 2 dozen.



30 thoughts on “Gingerbread Pizzelles

      1. I just made these and need to make another batch. I can’t keep up with my kids eating them! Thanks for sharing this traditional Italian cookie recipe with a gingerbread twist! Now my kids want to put icing and gum drops on the pizzelle’s! LOL

    1. I have plans to make gingerbread waffles this weekend after I saw Lisa’s post and now that you also mentioned them, I’m definitely excited for breakfast! Hope you get a pizzelle maker! Merry Christmas Barb!

  1. Though Mom never made pizzelles, one of my Aunts did because I do remember eating them — and savoring every bite! (I know. Shameless!) Using gingerbread as the flavoring is an idea whose time has come. What a great idea!
    Wishing you a most memorable Christmas, Lynda, and may 2013 be a very good year for you and yours.

  2. I just loved this post Linda. I’m so happy that you have persevered through all the ups and downs and changes this year. I’ve thought of you often. I also love how you’re willing to adapt to change and go with the flow…even if it’s not ideal. You are an inspiration. 🙂 And I can just smell the gingerbread. Mmmm!

    1. Thank you Kristy. I know we’ve both had a challenging year! It truly only makes us stronger, even though we may not like it, I do believe that. As I mentioned to you before, and have not forgotten, I will be toasting to you and our having a fabulous New Year!

  3. I’ve never heard of Pizelles, but now I want them !
    Wishing you a joyous and happy new year, with a kitchen full of friends and family and wonderful cooking aromas!

  4. I remember Pizelles from childhood. Love the crispiness of them. Gingerbread is such a lovely flavoring and so festive this time of year. Think these would be great to celebrate the Ephiphany tomorrow. You have a beautiful blog!

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