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