Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Seasons Eating-Cookies

Every family has a 
favorite and traditional Christmas cookie
that must be made each year no matter whatever else
doesn't get done.

Our family is no exception.
Each holiday season we make Italian Pizzelles.

They get their name from the Italian word "pizze" meaning
round or flat.
I received my first pizzelle iron as a wedding gift a long time ago.
It was a hand held, make one at a time, press with a long
wooden handle that you held over the burner.

We made lots of cookies using this method.

Then as we got smarter? and the electric version became
available so we modernized our production.
Although it is faster, everyone swears they're not as good.

If you're not familiar with Pizzelles they are generally a light,
crisp anise flavored cookie.  They get their
delicate ornate pattern from the imprinted design
in the iron.

We use Italian Running Man's mom's recipe which has been
passed down.  
It's just one activity that is a "must".
And a yummy one everyone enjoys.
Enjoy a Christmas cookie or two!

Merry Christmas!

Until Next Time-


  1. They look yummy! And the photo is just so cute!

  2. They are so pretty- almost too good to eat. Merry Christmas!!

  3. Don't you just love having Christmas as an excuse to eat cookies?

  4. I haven't made even one type of cookie for Christmas. I used to spend a whole weekend making bunches of cookies every holiday season. Those Italian ones you made look good and oh so pretty.

  5. These are wonderful cookies! A friend of mine was Italian had a cookie press like your moms. A few days before Christmas we would get together at our house in Omaha, NE make her Italian and my German cookies. We always had so much fun sharing recipes and eating each others cookies! Love the traditions!

    Merry Christmas Kyle and your family too!

    Hugs, Carolyn