Pizzelle – Host A Cookie Baking Party Featuring Pizzelle This Holiday Season

Baking cookies is inevitably a part of almost any holiday, and naturally, any seasonal treat baking can be done with family and friends. Hosting a cookie making party a few weeks before the holidays is an excellent opportunity to get together with friends and family and get some yummy homemade seasonal treats. There are a lot of beautiful holiday treats that you can help make, ranging from familiar classics like iced chocolate cookies to international staples like Italian pizzelle. 

Baking Italian Holiday Treats

Making up some Italian treats is an easy way to have several really wonderful looking desserts. Pizzelle is a classic Italian cookie that looks like a little waffle. The uncooked batter looks much like waffle batter but will usually also include flavoring oils such as orange or lemon. The batter is spooned on a pizzelle iron, which also embosses a design like a floral motif onto the cookie itself.

Pizzelle are often dusted with confectioners sugar while they are cooling, or spread with a nut or chocolate paste and eaten as sandwich cookies. Although there are only a few decorating ideas for these traditional cookies, they still are sought after at cookie parties because of their elegant appearance and the ease in preparing the batches.

Embellishing and Wrapping Your Gifts

Once your party has made all the snacks they want, you can continue the event by trading small batches of cookies with one another so everyone can sample the other batches. You can embellish paper gift bags by hand using scrapbook papers, bits of cute fabric, and paints, and can put together homemade gift tags to customize each bag.

Keep a roll of festive tinted cellophane on hand to wrap up the treats individually, then tie up each cellophane cookie with a pretty ribbon before putting it in a personalized gift bag. After the whole group has received their treats, if you wish you can continue decorating bags and use them as holiday gifts to bring back home and give to those on your gift list.

These are only a few ideas for organizing an entertaining baking party for the holiday season. You could host an even bigger event by inviting more guests and putting even more supplies and embellishing options on the table. In addition to just making pizzelle, you can include a few additional international treats as well as more popular basics such as snickerdoodles and oatmeal raisin cookies. You can also include multiple different icing flavors and recipes, ranging from bright glazes to rich cream cheese.

No matter which treats you incorporate at your baking party, you will definitely have an enjoyable afternoon with friends and family and end the party with holiday cookies that are pretty and taste excellent.