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Yes, you can freeze pizzelle for later, and here’s how to do it. Check out these tips to keep your pizzelle crispy and last a while!
These light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth pizzelles start with just four ingredients: egg, flour, sugar, butter, anise extract, and salt. That’s it! You can add other flavors like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, spices — whatever your heart desires. But if you want to keep things simple, then that’s how they’re done here.
We’ve been making these for years now and have perfected our recipe so much over time. They are a great treat on their own or as part of dessert recipes. And after making countless batches, it is a good idea to freeze them for later. It’s easy to reheat them and have them crispy as fresh anytime. So fire up your pizzelle maker and have at it!
Can You Freeze Pizzelle?
Yes, absolutely! These little beauties will last up to 3 months when stored properly in airtight containers. Suppose you’d prefer to store them longer than this, though, yoyou’lleed to use freezer bags instead of resealable plastic sandwich baggies. To freeze, place each one into its Ziploc bag before placing them into larger zip lock bags. This way, there is no risk of cross-contamination between different batches. When ready to eat, remove from the freezer and thaw at room temperature until soft enough to enjoy.
How to Freeze Pizzelle?
First, preparation is key. Allow cookies to cool completely after baking. Allow them to cool on the towel or wire rack.
Store them in a freezer-safe zip-top storage bag with the name and date, and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze them. Place the air out and put it in the freezer. Flat-stack freezer bags are a great way to save space.
Place pizzelles in individual zipper-lock freezer bags. Do not stack them as they can stick together. Label the bags with the type of food and the date. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw frozen pizzelles overnight in the refrigerator. ThThey’reood straight from the fridge, but I recommend letting them warm up to room temp first. You don’t have to defrost them either; pop them right back into your mouth.
- Allow pizzelles to cool completely before freezing.
- Don’t stack them in layers. Instead, lay flat in a single layer on baking sheets lined with waxed paper.
- Use freezer-safe zip-close bags to keep them separate.
- Write down the date on the label. That way, you know which batches were made recently.
- If you want to thaw pizzelles quickly, leave them at room temperature instead of refrigerating them. This also works well if you need to use them later that day.
- To reheat frozen pizzelles, do it in the oven. Let them sit 5–10 minutes before serving.
Heavy Cream Filling
Like all cookies, when you fill these ahead of time, especially with heavy cream filling, they will become moist and soggy over time. If you would like to substitute almond extract for the anise extract, feel free to do so. Just remember not to double the amount used because too much may cause the cookies to taste bitter. You could easily change the flavor by substituting one tablespoon of cocoa powder for some white sugar. Or maybe even add cinnamon or nutmeg.
If you will use the cream filling, keep in mind that it will reduce the storage time significantly. They will no longer last months but a few weeks at most. Hence, it is better to do the filling right before consuming (after unfreezing them.)
How to Keep the Crisp Texture of Pizzelle After Freezing?
Pizzelles tend to lose their crunchy exterior once they’ve neeb frozen. But there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy them year-round! Here are a few tips for keeping those crispy edges intact:
- Make sure to let pizzelles cool completely before placing them in the freezer.
- When you take them out of the freezer, store them in a resealable plastic bag.
- Keep the cooled pizzelles to a cookie jar or other container where they’ll be protected from moisture.
- Store them in the same location as your fresh baked goods. The cool temperatures help preserve the crustiness.
- After about two weeks, remove the pizzelles from the freezer and allow them to come to room temperature. Then return them to the original container.
- Enjoy these delicious treats all winter long!
Pizzaelles can last up to 3 weeks stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Yes! Refrigerate the unbaked dough for 30 minutes before rolling. ItIt’smportant to let the dough rest before shaping.
There isn’t a big difference between the two. Both require flour, butter/oil, salt, water, yeast, and sometimes egg yolks. The only real differences are how thick the dough should be rolled and whether you roll the edges under or fold them over.