This time of year, it’s all about the seasonal cookies here at Maitland Manor, where we serve our house-made baked goods to our guests and offer them for sale to our local community. And nothing goes better with the holidays than the warm spiced flavors of cookie butter (Biscoff, Speculoos, or your own homemade version) than the beautiful, light, and crispy crunch of homemade pizzelles.
Our guests love this flavor in sweet rolls and biscotti, so we developed this recipe to get that flavor in a pizzelle. Pizzelles are one of the easiest and fastest cookies to make. All you need is about 30 minutes, and an electric pizzelle maker.
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40g butter and 73g cookie butter, melted together
226g all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
10g baking powder
pinch of salt
powdered sugar for dusting, if desired
In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat together the eggs and sugar. Add the vanilla and the combined melted butter and cookie butter and mix completely.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add to dry ingredients in three batches, thoroughly mixing with each addition and scraping down sides of bowl.
Cook pizzelles per directions with your machine. For the one we use and recommend, a heaping tablespoon of batter (a cookie scoop works great here!), cooked for 30 seconds after the machine is fully heated is perfect.
Remove to cooling racks. We serve ours as is, but you can dust with powdered sugar if desired.