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Pizzelle – Brown Butter – Almond Pizzelle


Pizzelle- Brown Butter-Almond PizzelleIn the words of my teen…….

It was a dark winter night. There was rain dripping outside, but it was only a pitter-patter. The night was tranquil, and in my room, I felt sluggish. In this mood, I pondered over the question I was asked time and time again. “What do you want for Christmas? Tell me.”

At first I was so irked by that question. But then, thinking about it, I realized I was being unfair. It was a sweet, endearing question that I had rebuffed every single time. On my bed, about to sleep, I thought about that question. A few weeks ago, he had won a $100 Amazon gift card after winning a cricket championship, and without question was spending it on Christmas presents for the family. Without regret, he kept smiling and asking me what I wanted for Christmas.

I sat up and was really in awe. We admonished him for not keeping a secret and even not to bother us much. It was such a selfless thing for someone to do, and after all, he is only 10 years old. Of course, we will love the gifts, but none of us will ever forget the thought and selflessness of this little boy, our baby bear. I’m so proud of my little brother – we all are – who truly has the spirit of giving, the spirit of the holidays within him.


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Pizzelles - Brown Butter - Almond Pizzelles
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These crispy thin cookies make great cones for ice cream or sandwich cookies or plain with some tea.
Serves: 24
  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup coconut sugar or plain white granulated sugar
  • 3-4 drops almond extract(optional)
  • ⅓ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp browned butter or melted butter
  • Few tbsp of melted butter
  1. Preheat the pizzelle maker.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whip the egg whites with sugar, almond extract, vanilla extract and salt. Whip for a minute until lightly frothy.
  3. Add the almond and all purpose flour and the melted butter and mix everything until well combined.
  4. Brush the pizzelle maker with some butter and pour a tbsp of the batter and cover, cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Take it out and put it on a cooling rack. It gets crispier very quick, so if you plan to make a cone, make it immediately before pouring the next batch.
  6. You can store these in an air tight container and stays for long.
Few Options:
You can make these gluten free by substituting the all purpose flour with coconut flour, buckwheat flour or oat flour. You will be compromising a bit on the taste but not a lot.
Here you can even substitute the butter with coconut oil or vegetable oil. Again the butter is a great flavor inducer.
You can add coconut flakes, chocolate chips, powdered spices, grated orangerind and lemon for the extra flavoring.
Once cool, pack in airtight containers and they stay good for a while.
Make sure to brush some melted butter on both sides of the griddle before pouring the batter.
Do not pour a lot or a little. A tablespoon is good.
Let the pizzelle heat up and turn to green light before you add another batch of batter. That way it will cook well.
After it cooks, always put it on a cooling rack so that it crisps up.

Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

How is your Prep coming along? Big plans for New Years Eve? Wow it’s almost 2016!!

I am overcome with gratitude and filled with happiness for the support you have shown me over the years.  I’ve always loved hearing from you and learning about you.  I’m always excited to share a small piece of our lives.  Thank you all for reading, and your never-ending kindness and responses.

Thank you.  Love and Hugs.


Pizzelle- Brown Butter-Almond Pizzelle

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  • Reply Coffee and Crumpets December 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Happy Holidays to your and your family Asha! Thank you for your friendship and support over the years.

    These pizzelles are awesome!


    • Reply Asha Shivakumar December 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks Nazneen. I am equally grateful for your friendship over the years.
      Hugs my friend.

  • Reply Bina December 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    The pizzelles look gorgeous….just like everything you make, Asha! Loved reading about the boys and the love between them.😊.

  • Reply Jennifer D. McGoldrick December 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Happy New Year! I love this recipe, the pizzelles look so delicious 🙂

  • Reply Sugar et al. December 22, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Sensational pizzelles Asha! Love reading all your sweet stories. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and New Year! One of the greatest things that have happened to me this year was discovering beautiful and talented people like you and celebrating friendships across the globe. Thanks for being so awesome:-)

  • Reply Monica December 23, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Such an elegant cookie. This is the time of year when I yearn for a pizzelle maker! And your version with brown butter and almond pretty much pushes me over the edge. : ) It looks perfectly lovely…beautiful to look at and obviously delicious to eat. Please keep the amazing food, and wonderful narratives, coming in the New Year! Enjoy the family time!

  • Reply Angie@Angie's Recipes December 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Asha, Happy Holidays to your and your family! Those pizzelles look so very beautiful!

  • Reply John/Kitchen Riffs December 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Fun story. Terrific pizzelles. Happy Holidays, and see you next year.

  • Reply Manali @ CookWithManali December 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Happy Holidays to you & your family Asha! It’s been so great knowing you! xoxo The pizzelles look beautiful!

  • Reply Amisha December 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Happy holidays to you and your lovely family Asha! Your little one has such a sweet soul ! He is learning from the best 😊❤️ Thank you for your friendship and support and it’s been so wonderful knowing you ! May you have many more successes this coming year has to offer ! Much love ! 😘

  • Reply Denise Browning@From Brazil To You December 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I saw them on instagram for the first time and was stunned by both its simplicity and beauty. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Xmas and a blessed New Year, my dear!

  • Reply Rakhee@boxofspice December 24, 2015 at 3:37 am

    These pizzelles look so beautiful. Almost too beautiful to eat. Your boy sounds delightful and so innocent. Aren’t they just so precious at this age. Lovely post Asha. It has been awesome getting to know you. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year babe. <3

  • Reply Sabrina December 24, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    These look gorgeous!

  • Reply Yasmin December 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I can just taste those pizzelles. They remind me of these cookies a local ice cream store serves with each scoop of ice cream. They taste like waffle cones, but look like cookies. Yours are much prettier though 🙂

    xx Yasmin

  • Reply Nusrat2010 December 25, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Cute looking Almond-Pizzelles. How insanely adorable the look 🙂
    Happy Holidays, Happy rockin’ new year, dear friend.

    May all your dreams come true. Hugs.

  • Reply Adri December 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I love pizzelles. In our family we call them ferratelle, a name that is taken from the iron (ferro in Italian) tool used to make them in my grandfather’s native Italian region of Abruzzo. I too use brown butter in mine. It just gives such an added depth of flavor. Yours look just gorgeous – just perfect. I send my warmest wishes to you for a glorious holiday season and a brilliant 2016!

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Happy Holidays lovely Ash! I hope that it was a wonderfully relaxing and joyful time for you. Your little brother sounds so sweet! I’ve never had pizzelles. I’m trying to imagine what they taste like!

  • Reply Asmita December 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

    So pretty and delicious!! Happy holidays!

  • Reply marcie December 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

    That really is self-less! What an amazing boy. 🙂 These pizzelles look delicious, Ash, and I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

  • Reply December 28, 2015 at 8:55 am

    These pizzelles looks really tempting and they came out perfect!!

    Wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!!

  • Reply Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary December 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Your little brother sounds like an amazing person… Obviously the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, because I totally adore you! Also, completely adoring these pizzelles! They are absolutely beautiful and the brown butter/almond combination sounds fabulous! I hope the holidays are treating you well, Asha! Warm wishes for a fabulous New Year! Cheers, my dear! xo
    P.S. Pinned!

  • Reply sippitysup December 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Sweet pizelles for a sweet story that exemplifies that magic of the season. Happy New Year to you and your family. XOGREG

  • Reply Little Cooking Tips December 29, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Thank YOU dear Ash, for making the blog world a better place all these years! Some bloggers like you are the teachers and the inspiration for those of us who try to do this the best we can.
    As for the pizzelles, they look amazing! We never heard of them before, thank you for introducing those to us!:)

  • Reply Shikha @ Shikha la mode January 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Awww what a lovely story 🙂

  • Reply Gino March 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Pizzelle is plural, Pizzella is singular, no ‘s’ is needed.

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