Pumpkin Spice Pizzelles Recipe to Keep the Kitchen Cool (2024)

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These pumpkin spice pizzelles are a light and sweet treat that is perfect for autumn enjoyment. Make extra and freeze for later consumption, or freeze and save pumpkin puree and make these amazing cookies fresh for the winter holidays. If you enjoy pumpkin spice, these light cookies are for you.

Your favorite wafer cookies just got more epic. Pumpkin spice pizzelles are warm with cinnamon and ginger, yet crispy like a wafer rather than cake-like, like most pumpkin spice cookies. These cookies are easy to make and take less than an hour for a 30 cookie batch. And you don’t even need an oven. With a pizzelle iron you can make these in a dorm room, a studio apartment, a camper, or anywhere you can plug in for power.

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What’s a Pizzelle?

Pizzelles are an Italian wafer cookie made with a special iron press that squishes the cookie batter between two decorative plates, and then heats it to a crisp cookie texture, much like a waffle cone. Pizzelles are quick to make, and not too sweet. Commonly served with espresso they are a light treat that won’t overwhelm.

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In Italy, where the cookie originated, they are filled with digestive herbs and spices, like anise, cardamom, or ginger. This makes them the ideal finish for a heavy meal.

What I love about pizzelles is their versatility! You can fill them or flavour them in so many unique ways. You can serve them with ice cream, espresso, or hot chocolate. You can make them the finish for the meal or the beginning. You can make them sweet or savory. You can top them with ice cream, sweet butter cream, or even cheese and salsa.

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Try this pumpkin spice pizzelle for a light finish to Thanksgiving Dinner, Sunday Supper, Christmas Eve, or Shabbat. Or serve it with hot cocoa after school. Pizzelles are light and satisfying.

To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute coconut oil for the butter in an equal exchange.

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Pumpkin Spice Pizzelles Recipe

  • Author: Chris Dalziel
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Description

Pumpkin spice pizzelles are warm with cinnamon and ginger, yet crispy like a wafer rather than cake-like, like most pumpkin spice cookies.

Ingredients

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  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup pumpkin, pureed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup flour, organic whole wheat
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

  • 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.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and maple syrup together until light and fluffy.
  • Add butter, pumpkin, and vanilla and beat well.
  • Sift flour, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, salt, and baking powder together 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 spoonful into the centre of each circle on the pizzelle iron, just slightly toward the back of centre.
  • My pizzelle iron uses 1 heaping teaspoon 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.

Notes

Serve pumpkin spice pizzelles plain, with a dusting of icing sugar, or dip them in melted chocolate. Can’t get enough pumpkin spice? Serve pumpkin spice pizzelles with pumpkin spice latte and celebrate the season, with warmth and good cheer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: unknown
  • Sugar: unknown
  • Sodium: unknown
  • Fat: unknown
  • Saturated Fat: unknown
  • Unsaturated Fat: unknown
  • Trans Fat: unknown
  • Carbohydrates: unknown
  • Fiber: unknown
  • Protein: unknown
  • Cholesterol: unknown

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Yield: 30 — 4 inch cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup pumpkin or butternut squash, cooked and pureed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

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Method:

Grease the plates of the pizzelle iron generously with butter or coconut oil. Preheat the pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.

(While my pizzelle iron has a nonstick surface, if I was buying one today, I’d definitely get one with a normal metal surface, to avoid the toxins associated with nonstick cookware, like this one.)

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, sugar, and maple syrup together until light and fluffy. I use a wire whisk and beat it by hand. It’s not a difficult batter to work with by hand.

Add butter, pumpkin, and vanilla and beat well.

Sift flour, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, salt, and baking powder together 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 spoonful into the centre of each circle on the pizzelle iron, just slightly toward the back of centre. My pizzelle iron uses 1 heaping teaspoon of batter per pizzelle. Follow the directions with your own pizzelle iron.

It takes a bit of practice to place the dough in exactly the right spot on your iron to fill the design without any overflow. It’s worth the extra effort to get to know your own pizzelle iron so that you know exactly where to place the batter.

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.

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How long should you cook pizzelles?

Most pizzelle irons will evenly brown your pizzelles in 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Once the steam stops, though, the pizzelle may be pale, tan brown. If you plan to shape the pizzelle, remove them from the iron at this stage. They will be more pliable and less likely to crack when you roll them. Pumpkin pizzelles are fairly moist. To crisp them up allow them to become golden brown before removing them from the pizzelle iron.

If you plan to serve them as flat wafers, the darker pizzelle has a more intense caramelized flavour.

Shaping pizzelles

If you want to roll them into cones or cut them into wedges 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.

When they are cool enough to handle, I pull off the outer edges that are outside the design. This is optional. I save the crumbs for toppings for other cakes and desserts.

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How to serve pizzelles

Serve pumpkin spice pizzelles plain, with a dusting of icing sugar, or dip them in melted chocolate. Can’t get enough pumpkin spice? Serve pumpkin spice pizzelles with pumpkin spice latte and celebrate the season, with warmth and good cheer.

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More pizzelles

After making pumpkin spice pizzelles, while you still have your pizzelle iron warmed up. try these other pizzelle wafers, too! Pizzelles are so versatile you can create many different flavours, both sweet and savory. They are so quick to make, too. A single batch from start to finish takes less than 30 minutes.

Traditional Anise pizzelles

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Rose flavoured pizzelles

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Chocolate mint pizzelles

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Gingerbread pizzelles

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Up your pizzelle game with more sweet and savory pizzelle recipes from Joybilee Farm. You’ll never puzzle over what to take to the potluck or family dinner again. Whip up a batch in just an hour or make ahead for a big bash, a wedding, or a baby shower. These traditional Italian cookies are meant to be shared.

With 12 recipes to chose from, you can find a light and tasty pizzelle to pair with any meal, occasion, or gift. Enjoy these versatile cookies as a savory accompaniment to a meal, or a delicious and light cracker substitute. Or, focus on the sweet recipes with delicious options that are perfect paired with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or milk.

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FAQs

How do you keep pizzelles crisp? ›

The best way to keep pizzelle cookies nice and crisp is to make sure they are cooled completely before storing or stacking. They're best stored wrapped in aluminum foil but you can also use plastic bags, containers, or cookie tins once cooled.

Does humidity affect pizzelles? ›

The bad thing about pizzelles, particularly for a summer wedding, is that they are highly susceptible to humidity. For a summer wedding, you may want to think about making them as close to the wedding date as you conveniently can.

How long can you keep pizzelles? ›

So, once they've cooled, I grab my kitchen shears and trim the rough pieces (it's actually very easy). How long will my pizzelle stay fresh? Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. They also freeze very well, just store in a sturdy container so they don't get broken!

Why are my pizzelles chewy? ›

There are a few reasons why your pizzelle might not be crispy: Humidity – If you live in a very humid climate it can affect the crispiness of your cookies. Cooling – You must cool your cookies completely before storing. They need to cool completely on a cooling rack before being stored.

What is the best container to store pizzelles in? ›

fine in a tin can (it doesn't even have to be airtight)... popcorn tins!! cardboard box. They keep well for months.

How do you keep homemade cookies crisp? ›

Keep those cookies crisp by storing them in an airtight container. Some people toss a piece of bread in with the cookies to help absorb any excess moisture. You could also re-crisp them by baking on a wire rack in a 300 degree F oven for a few minutes. Have a question for the Kitchens?

How do you keep cookies crisp in humid weather? ›

Keep all baked goods dry and tightly covered away from any moisture. Also keep them from any heat such as your oven, stove, etc. Put a paper napkin or two in the bottom of the container to soak up any moisture. Always put them in storage after they are cooled.

Is butter or margarine better for pizzelles? ›

As far as the fat used in pizzelle, some recipes will call for oil, others margarine, lard or Crisco. But having tried other fats, I always return to unsalted butter. They crisp up nicely, don't have an oily aftertaste, and cook to perfection in their special pizzelle press.

Why aren t my pizzelles crunchy? ›

The Pizzelles will harden as they cool on a wire rack, but If your pizzelles aren't thin and crispy when baked, you are probably either using too much pizzelle batter, or your pizzelle dough itself may be too thick. Try thinning it out with a bit of water or milk. Then put just enough dough to cover the pattern.

Should I spray my pizzelle maker? ›

Oil - it could very well be that modern pizzelle makers are so "nonstick" that you do not need to use any cooking spray. Am noting here that when you research recipes, you may encounter a debate about whether or not to use oil or butter. For years our family uses a light spray of cooking oil as needed - it's just fine.

What does pizzelle mean in italian? ›

A Crispy History

Pizzelles, the oldest known waffle cookies, originated in Italy. The name pizzelle is based on the Italian word 'pizze' meaning round and flat, with the ending 'elle' referring to its small size.

Is there another name for pizzelles? ›

Pizzelle are also known as ferratelle or nevole in some parts of Abruzzo, as ferratelle in Lazio, and as ferratelle, cancelle, or pizzelle in Molise. The cookie dough or batter is put into a pizzelle iron, which resembles a small variant of the popular waffle iron.

How do Italians eat pizzelles? ›

They can be eaten several ways — plain or with powered sugar, rolled into shells for cannoli when freshly made and still warm or as a sweet sandwich with jelly, ricotta cream or ice cream or gelato between two of the delicate cookies.

What is the best brand for a pizzelle maker? ›

Our Top Pick: CucinaPro Pizzelle Baker

This CucinaPro delivers standout features, including a nonstick surface that helps the cookies to lift from the grid with ease and extra-thick baking plates for even heat distribution. For the pizzelle traditionalist, it's also available in a polished stainless steel interior.

Is pizzelle batter supposed to be thick? ›

Pizzelle batter is very thick and sticky, so it can be hard to transfer off of a spoon onto a waffle maker. Instead, pipe the batter in a swirl with a large open tip (Wilton 1A) so it fills the whole section when pressed. Use the right tools!

How do you keep crispy cookies crisp? ›

The easiest way to retain the freshness and texture of cookies and biscuits is by storing them in an airtight container and keeping them at a cool and dry place like a pantry.

How do you crisp cookies that have gone soft? ›

You can crisp up nearly any baked good. Preheat your oven to 350F, put the cookies or whatever on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 5 to 10 minutes. Take them out and cool them like you would home baked cookies.

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