This is my Grandma Staley’s brieclet iron. When I was a kid, this was THE Christmas cookie. As she got older, her kids took turns using this iron to make the cookies. I have fond memories of helping my dad use this iron in his kitchen. When electric pizelle irons became popular, we all got one because it was SO MUCH EASIER. Now that I’m an adult, this is still THE Christmas cookie but most of us make the round pizelle shaped cookies using Grandma Staley’s recipe.
My dad brought me the family brieclet irons last month. I knew I had the recipe right, from years of practice with my electric iron, but I tried (and tried) to figure out the perfect combination of gas stove and heat and oil and time to make these cookies the way I remember them as a kid. And then... after four attempts over a week, that required chipping and soaking and scrubbing hard dark brown dough out of crevices.... I got it! #sohappy #nostalgia #cookies #childhoodmemory #infinitetries