Cookie Tacos

by Michelle on May 11, 2011

Well, I finally did it! I made Pizzelles and I had so much fun. Well, actually I just mixed up the batter, the pizzelle maker actually baked the pizzelles. And since it has a green light that blinks when the baking is finished, most of the guess work is taken care of which is fine by me.

But getting a pizzelle maker has been a long process of back-orders and discontinued notices. I did have one model in mind, Cuisinart WM-PZ2 Pizzelle Press so my pizzelle experience was delayed. But I finally received my appliance about a month ago and I just could not wait until next Christmas to try it out. So the Cookie Taco was born and doesn’t it look delicious!

I had a lot of fun thinking about fillings and I knew right off the bat I would be using fresh fruit and ice cream. But then I thought I would make a jello and banana variety because I think children would love it! And of course I had to add some sprinkles just to jazz it up a bit. Making the Cookie Tacos is pretty self explanatory so I am not going to bore you with detailed instructions, just fill them up with whatever you think would taste great and look delicious and don’t forget to sprinkle the cookie with powdered sugar.

Anise Pizzelles
Recipe adapted from my sister, Sherry

1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 TBL anise extract

1. Melt butter in the microwave and let it cool to just barely warm.
2. Sift flour and baking powder into a small bowl.
3. In another bowl mix eggs and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
4. Add anise and melted butter and mix.
5. Gradually add the sifted flour and baking powder and beat until thoroughly mixed.
6. Follow instructions with your pizzelle maker to bake the pizzelles.

To Make the Cookie Tacos:
7. Remove a pizzelle from the pizzelle maker and while it is still hot carefully bend it to shape and place it between 2 stationary objects to cool. I used books to prop up the cookie taco while it cooled.

8. Fill the cookie taco with fresh fruit, ice cream, jello or even pudding or custard. Garnish with diced fresh fruit, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream and powdered sugar. The pizzelle will soften with the added fillings so it’s best to fill right before serving.
9. If using ice cream, freeze the cookie taco so it will be very cold while you fill it with the ice cream.

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Comments

  • natalia May 11, 2011 at 2:02 am

    How fun to make sweet tacos !

  • Kathy May 11, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Such fun!
    The fillings are endless…
    guess the creativity is what I like the best.
    Stop over and meet Anne Burrell…
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  • Margaret May 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

    These are fantastically cute. What a great idea.

  • jennifer (Savor) May 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I need these. Nuff said

  • Jersey Girl Cooks May 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Very cool!

  • Lana @ Never Enough Thyme May 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I remember watching Julia Child make pizzelles years ago and thinking “I’d like to try that!” Still haven’t tried it after all this time, but I think I might just remedy that pretty soon. These look delicious and I just know my grands would love cookie tacos.

  • patsy May 18, 2011 at 11:42 am

    My mother-in-law gave me her old one awhile ago, but I haven’t even attempted to use it yet! Love the way you created little taco treats with yours!

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