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Double Chocolate Pizzelle

While chocolate pizzelle are not traditional, they are quite delicious. Use with your favorite ice cream to make ice cream sandwiches.
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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces very finely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Instructions

Preheat the Cuisinart® Pizzelle Press on Setting 3 while preparing the batter. Place flour, cocoa, chopped chocolate, and baking powder in a small bowl and stir with a whisk or fork to combine; reserve. Place eggs and sugar in a medium bowl. Using a Cuisinart® SmartPower™ Hand Mixer, mix on medium speed for 1 minute, until thickened. On low speed, add the melted butter and vanilla in a steady stream and mix until combined, about 15 seconds. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined, about 10 to 15 seconds; do not overmix. It may be necessary to lightly brush both the
top and bottom grids with a flavorless vegetable oil or melted vegetable shortening before baking. Use the spoon provided to scoop the dough, about 1-1/2 – 2 teaspoons, and drop onto one of the patterned cookie grids; repeat to make a second cookie. Close the lid and lock. The red indicator light will come on. When the red indicator light goes out and the green indicator light comes on, the pizzelle are ready. Adjust baking times for softer or crispier cookies, according to personal preference. Remove pizzelle from the press using a heatproof plastic spatula and place on a rack to cool completely. Warm pizzelle may be wrapped around the dowel provided to form cannoli shells. Completely cooled pizzelle may be dusted with powdered sugar before serving.
Variation: Mocha Almond Pizzelle: Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder in 2 tablespoons hot water. Add to batter along with 1/3 cup finely ground almonds. Use 1-1/2 teaspoons each of almond and vanilla extracts in place of 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

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Servings

Makes 36 - 40 pizzelle

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per pizzelle: Calories 71 (41% from fat) • carb. 10g • pro. 1g • fat 3g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 22mg • sod. 17mg • calc. 4mg • fiber 0g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
PowerSelect™ 3-Speed Electronic Hand Mixer
PowerSelect™ 7-Speed Electronic Hand Mixer
Power Advantage™ 5-Speed Hand Mixer
Power Advantage™ 7-Speed Hand Mixer
Power Advantage® PLUS 9-Speed Hand Mixer with Storage Case
Pizzelle Press


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