Gluten Free Chocolate Pizzelles

My grandmother would make pizzelle cookies every year for our family Christmas dinner. 25 of us would sit around and munch on these while we waited for dinner. When we were ready to go home and take leftovers with us, the pizzelles were the first to go. You had to be quick to get any to take home.

Well, my grandmother is now 94 years old and no longer able to make the traditional Christmas pizzelle cookies. So guess who was asked to carry on the tradition? You got it…me!

My first attempt at gluten free pizzelles was hilarious. I put the dough on the hot iron and closed the lid. Splat! Dough squirted out everywhere. I had forgotten to add the xanthan gum.

This recipe for gluten free cookies has xanthan gum in it ( I didn’t forget this time). Get your irons out and start pressing!

Chocolate Pizzelle Cookies


3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp gluten free vanilla extract
3/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 2/3 cup gluten free flour blend
2 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend has already)
1/2 cup melted butter or dairy free margarine


Pull out your Pizzelle iron and get ready! If you don’t have a Pizzelle iron click on the link and you can grab one.

Beat together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Add the cocoa and the baking powder to the egg mixture and mix well.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour blend and the xanthan gum. Slowly add this into the cocoa mixture, mix well and then beat in the butter until combined.

Plug in your Pizzelle iron.

Pull out a small sized cookie scoop (tablespoon size) and use it to portion out the cookie dough onto your hot iron.

Bake as per the directions that came with your iron.

Repeat and keep going until all the batter is used up.

I got 25 Pizzelles from this recipe.

Have fun making a mess.

Happy Baking!



Photo source: King Arthur Flour

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