Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Ball Cookies

This is essentially a “Butterball” or “Snowball” or “Italian Wedding Cookie” recipe minus the powdered sugar, and dipped in chocolate instead.  For Christmas I usually make this the traditional way with either pecans or walnuts and dipped in powdered sugar instead of chocolate.

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Pizzelle (Italian Cookies)

Pizzelle are an Italian tradition.  Traditionally, a pizzelle iron was like one of those campfire pie bakers, only with just the pizzelle press on the cooking end (vs the pie maker).     Families even had their own designs and it was like a family crest.  The old pizzelle irons were passed down through the generations.

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