Xmas Pizzelle Cookies

Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Festive Food Gifts: Xmas Pizzelle Cookies! I’m obsessed with food that has eye appeal. That’s one reason I was drawn to pizzelles, a traditional Italian waffle cookie. I could make you crazy by telling you we’re going to make them from scratch, but hey, my time is in high demand just like yours. Besides, since I don’t own a pizzelle iron, sometimes it’s better to leave things to an expert. I’m here today to save you time when someone suggests a Holiday Cookie Exchange. Pick up a package of Classic Italian Pizzelles on your way home from work, dip the cookies in melted chocolate, and sprinkle with nuts. You can thank me later when you’re sitting back relaxing with a glass of wine.



7-ounce package Vanilla Flavored Pizzelle Cookies

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 ounces pistachios, chopped


Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine semisweet chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Heat in microwave on 50% setting for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat in 30-second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth. Dip half of each pizzelle cookie into melted chocolate. Sprinkle both sides with chopped pistachios. Place on baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

23 thoughts on “Xmas Pizzelle Cookies

  1. Pizzelle cookies are probably my favorite cookie to make; I find the process thoroughly rewarding and relaxing. I usually make a few dozen (my mother always said “better to have too much than not enough!”), including original flavor, vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate. Dipping a quarter or half of the pizzelle in melted chocolate and dredging through chopped nuts or rainbow sprinkles adds a very festive touch. I don’t dip them in chocolate until the day I plan to serve them. I store them in plastic tubs so we can easily sneak one or two or six as a light snack; they are delicious enough to eat just as they are! Thanks for sharing your clever idea for this traditional Italian cookie, Gail. Buon Natale a tutti! 🎄 🌟 🎅🏼

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