Make these chocolate pizzelles to enjoy year round, and not just during the holiday season. These light and crisp cookies are the perfect finish for any meal. Add a different extract to change up the flavor, if desired.
While pizzelles are a traditional Christmas cookie and chocolate mint flavour is traditionally associated with Christmas, these Chocolate Mint Pizzelles are unique and non-traditional. Put your pizzelle iron to work on this easy to make sweet wafer. Then enjoy it with a homemade espresso, mocha, latte, or macchiato.
Heat up your pizzelle iron and get to work. They’ll be ready by coffee time.
Chocolate Mint Pizzelles Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 30 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
These Chocolate Mint Pizzelles are unique and non-traditional. Enjoy them with a homemade espresso, mocha, latte, or macchiato.
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 c. organic sugar
- 1/2 c. butter, melted and cooled
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp. chocolate mint extract
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 c. flour, organic whole wheat
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- Grease the plates of the pizzelle iron generously with butter or coconut oil.
- Preheat the pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.
- Set up a cooling rack close to where you are baking the pizzelles. One you start cooking them you need to work fast.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add butter, vanilla, and extracts and beat well.
- Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture.
- Mix until just blended. Don’t overwork the batter.
- Batter will be stiff. If it is too runny it won’t spread properly in the iron.
- Drop the batter by the teaspoonful into the centre of each circle on the pizzelle iron.
- Close the pizzelle iron over the batter and let it cook until the steam stops.
- Once the steam stops and the pizzelles are baked, remove them from the iron.
- Place them on the cooling rack.
- Serve them plain, with a dusting of icing sugar, or dip them in melted chocolate.
Chocolate Mint Pizzelles
Yield: About 30 Pizzelles
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. chocolate mint extract
1 tsp. peppermint extract
¼ cup cocoa
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Grease the plates of the pizzelle iron generously with butter or coconut oil. Preheat the pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Set up a cooling rack close to where you are baking the pizzelles. One you start cooking them you need to work fast.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add butter, vanilla, and extracts and beat well.
Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Mix until just blended. Don’t overwork the batter. Batter will be stiff. If it is too runny it won’t spread properly in the iron.
Drop the batter by the teaspoonful into the centre of each circle on the pizzelle iron. My pizzelle iron uses just slightly more than 1 tsp. of batter per pizzelle. Follow the directions with your own pizzelle iron.
Close the pizzelle iron over the batter and let it cook until the steam stops. Once the steam stops and the pizzelles are baked, remove them from the iron.
If you want to roll them into cones do that immediately when they come off the pizzelle iron. They are soft and pliable then. As they cool they will crisp up.
Place them on the cooling rack.
Serve them plain, with a dusting of icing sugar, or dip them in melted chocolate.
Other Pizzelles to try
Traditional Anise Pizzelles
These pizzelles have a lighter flavor, and are a good follow up after a heavy meal. Traditionally, anise was used to help improve digestion after meals.
Rose scented Pizzelles
These have a sweeter tone, and a heavy floral taste. If you like rose based foods, these pizzelles are perfect for you. The flavor isn’t too overpowering, if you’ve never tried rose-water based baking before, they make a good introduction to flowery flavors in cookies.
Pizzelles fit perfectly into a 4 inch round or rectangular cookie tin. 1 batch of 30 pizzelles filled the 5 1/2 inch deep tin. I made a batch of Anise pizzelles and a batch of chocolate mint pizzelles. I alternated them in the tin — 1 chocolate-mint, 1 anise, 1 chocolate mint, 1 anise. It was a lovely presentation for a simple, inexpensive but wow gift. Most people only get to eat pizzelles when they visit an Italian friend. I bought my tins at the dollar store.
This can be a hostess gift by itself, or part of a gift basket of coffee or tea, biscuits, and a pretty mug. Simply match the mug to the interests of the recipient — A Dr. Who mug for the Dr. Who fan, A Lord of the Rings mug for your Lord of the Rings fan.
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Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
Chris, these pizzelles are GORGEOUS! I’d never had anything like this until my wedding, and someone brought pizzelles for our cookie table, and I fell in love. Now I don’t have a pizzelle press/maker, but I kind of want to get my hands on one because you’re totally speakin’ my language with this chocolate and mint combination!
Thanks so much for participating in The Sweetest Season and our epic giveaway! I was so happy to have you baking with us this year, and I’m gonna have to try this recipe soon. SO good!
Joybilee Farm says
It was fun to be part of The Sweetest Season. Seeing everyone’s creations was so much fun. Thanks for including me. And when the Pizzelle irons go on sale, you really need to get one. They are such a nice little cookie and freshly made is best. (of course).