Stroopwafels

Today is St. Nicholas Day and my brother’s birthday (Happy Birthday!).  My grandma was born in the Netherlands and immigrated here after WWII.  She still has family over there so when she visited she would bring back food and various things for us.  She would always bring back Stroopwafels and I loved getting them.  They are these waffle type cookies with a caramel type syrup in the middle, which are really good.  When I visited the Netherlands with my grandmother when I was 15, I realized that they had vendors selling warm, fresh stroopwafels.  What I wouldn’t give for one of those now.  

In the Netherlands they celebrate St. Nicholas Day and when we were younger we would always put our shoes outside and would get little gifts in them.  I decided to make stroopwafels for St. Nicholas Day.  These are not as good as the warm fresh ones I got from the vendors in the Netherlands, but I thought they turned out pretty good.


Stroopwafels
(Recipe adapted from Food.com).  

1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons of dark corn syrup
Pizzelles (waffle cookies), original or vanilla flavor

1.  In a medium-sized saucepan mix all the ingredients together, except for the pizzelles, over medium heat until it boils, constantly stirring the mixture.  Once boiling, simmer the filling and continue constantly stirring for 5-10 minutes until the filling reaches the soft ball stage.

2.  Spread about one tablespoon of the filling one on waffle cookie, let it cool for about 1 minute, then squeeze a second cookie on top.  The cookies will soften when pushed together by the hot filling. 

*Alyssa*

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  1. Hi Alyssa,
    We had family that lived in Germany for awhile and they still celebrate St. Nicholas Day. Your Stroopwafels are just beautiful. Sure wish I had one right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Oh those look so good!

  3. I think your Stroopwafels look just beautiful, and I can just imagine how yummy they taste! We always bring them back from Holland when we visit, but yours look even prettier than the ones we buy there. Thank you for sharing this post with Let’s Do Brunch.

  4. Did you know that you can make you’re own Pizzelles? It’s just a waffle-type batter baked on the flip side of a lot of waffle makers. Didn’t know that a lot of waffle irons have something on the flip side of the waffle plates? Yep, a lot of the waffle irons from the 60’s on have something on the flip side. When I was a kid, it was just flat plates so you could make grilled cheese sandwiches – sort of a precursor to pannini presses or George Foreman grills.

    I have a waffle iron from the 70’s and on the back side it has the pizzelle plates. They look like shallow grooves in a pattern just like the one in your picture. And they only take about a tablespoon or so of batter to fill it and about 2-3 minutes to cook.

    Google pizzelle recipes, there’s a bunch out there. They are basically, flour, sugar, water, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder. The main difference is that the batter is a little thinner than waffle batter – and a little sweeter.

    And you can make cone shapes with the warm pizzelles to use as an ice cream cone, or fill with a variety of fillings. You can also roll them and use them sort of like a cannoli.

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