Italian Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches
January 9, 2009

"Seize the moment. Think of all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart." - Erma Bombeck

I had to start you off with that quote so you would feel better about this post.  This is real indulgence.  My husband and kids love these ice cream sandwiches.  You can make these with store bought italian pizzelle cookies, but it's so fun to actually make the cookies yourself.  Pizzelle cookies can be made in any flavor and shaped when still warm, allowing you to make little waffle dishes or cones.  But my guys' favorite way to eat them is to smear them with their beloved Nutella, cut slices of ice cream and make a sandwich out of them.  Of course, you can also just eat them alone, as a cookie, but what fun is that?


Chocolate Pizzelle Cookies

for a printable recipe, click here



Beat eggs and sugar. Add cooled melted butter and vanilla. Sift together the cocoa, flour and baking powder. Add to egg mixture. Batter will be stiff.  Drop by teaspoonful onto pizzelle maker.  Close lid and cook for about 20 seconds.  After the first couple, you will know how long to cook them for your pizzelle maker.  Makes 30 pizzelles.

The pizzelle maker I use is from Villaware.

Sometimes two cookies will be formed together.  Just break them apart.  Most cookies will need to be trimmed a little around the edges:

It's fun to make little waffle cups - just place the hot pizzelle right off the griddle onto an inverted custard cup.  The ones below were formed on a rolling pin:


For all you Nutella lovers out there, you may enjoy this link.


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