Donut Hole Acorns and Pizzelle Cookies


Are you ready for the Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange with Little House on the Prairie Living today? Sunday we had our church potluck Christmas party and I wanted to take something festive and Christmas-y, but I also had a busy weekend leading up to it. So, I needed something that wouldn’t be very time consuming that I could squeeze into an hour or so between 2 events on Saturday.


I browsed my Pinterest boards and saw the idea for acorns made out of donut holes by Gracious Rain, and decided I would make those along with Pizzelle cookies. Both whimsical and different from the normal desserts you usually see or bring, which is absolutely what I wanted! And my sweetie was happy to see both, especially since I haven’t made the Pizzelles in a loooong time!


Both are oh so easy!

Acorn Donut Holes:

Glazed donut holes, of course (I wanted yummy fresh ones from our local bakery, but alas, they ran out :/  )

Nutella or chocolate icing

Pretzel sticks

Chocolate sprinkles

**Just cover one end of the donut with the chocolate, dip in the sprinkles and poke 2/3 of a pretzel stick into the other end. Voila!


Pizzelle Cookies:

A Pizzelle iron (like a waffle iron, but with pretty designs)

6 eggs

1⁄4 cup vegetable oil

1⁄4 cup butter, softened

11⁄2 cups sugar

1⁄4 cup shortening
2 tsp baking powder

1⁄4 tsp salt

11⁄2 tsp flavoring (anise,lemon,vanilla or almond extract, almond is most common)

2-21⁄2 cups flour
**Blend ingredients together, adding one at a time. Drop approximately a heaping teaspoon of batter onto center of each cookie section. Close lid and allow to cook 45-60 seconds or until lightly brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack or towels. Dust with powdered sugar. You can serve the cookies flat or rolled tightly into a cylinder or cone. Cookies must be hot during rolling and held in shape until cool.
Makes 6 dozen.

(You could also cheat and make them with Waffle cone batter or mix)



Here’s a better view of the designs the iron makes. I purposely left the flash off to shoe them better. I didn’t think of photos during my quick preparation, so the have the sugar on them one is partially eaten. :>







And here’s the iron:











They were both a big hit at the party! What is your favorite dish to bring to a Christmas party?




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