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Chocolate Almond Pizzelles

If you love fun baking gadgets, you'll enjoy making these crispy, almond-flavored cookies, which get their unique waffle design from a pizzelle maker. They bake up golden brown in only a few minutes. Feel free to double the chocolate drizzle if you'd like to cover the cookies more generously. —Hannah Riley, Norwalk, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons almond extract
  • Chopped almonds

Directions

  • Preheat pizzelle maker. Beat the first 4 ingredients until smooth. In another bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder; stir into egg mixture.
  • Bake in pizzelle maker according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in cocoa, water and extract until blended. Drizzle over pizzelles. Sprinkle with almonds; let stand until set. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 pizzelle: 86 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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