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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Too Hot To Bake Cookies?

How often, have we wanted to make cookies and it was just too hot to turn on the oven? Well there has been a solution over the years, but not many are aware of it. The Italians have been doing it for many generations.
The Italians called this type of cookie pizzelle. It is believed to be, one of the oldest cookies in the world. Originated in the 8th century. Many families would have hand held waffle irons made, with their family's initials or crest on n the iron. They would then hold the iron over an open fire and "baked" the cookies.
Pizzelle irons are available in markets today, with assorted designs. But for many, a regular waffle iron is just as good. In this blog, I'm going to tell you just how to do just that.

Waffle Iron Cookies

1/2 c. Margarine, melted
4 tbsp. Baking cocoa powder, heaping
2 eggs
3/4 c. Sugar
1 c. Flour
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Salt

In a bowl, combine melted margarine and cocoa. Stir fry n remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
 Drop teaspoonfuls of the batter onto a hot waffle iron, "bake" several at a time for 45 seconds. Many waffle irons may have varying temperatures, so "bake" times may vary. Frost after cookies are cooled and serve.
If you want to make it a little special, while the cookies are still warm. Serve with ice cream and some toppings of your choice.


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