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Galettes

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These cookies are made with a special galette iron. If you don't have one, try a pizzelle iron. One reader tells us that even a waffle iron works fine. You can also occasionally find them on eBay.

1 lb butter, melted
6 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or rum flavoring
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 cups flour

Sift flour and baking powder and mix in rest of ingredients. Chill dough. Drop spoonfuls on a pre-heated iron. Hold over hot stove and bake on each side for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.

Note: You can find electric Galette irons at Fantes. The way their website is, it's hard to link to a specific product, so from that page scroll down to the Palmer Electric Belgian Cookie Iron.

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Reviews of Galettes:

1-5 of 29 reviews   Next >>

  Vicki Schollaert Bowland in PA  Dec 16, 2014
Would make this again.
I have been making Gallettes since I was about 10. Mum made them my great grandmother did. But we always made them with a pound of butter, 2 pounds of brown sugar, 2 eggs, 6 egg yolks, 1/2 cup of whiskey and rum, and 6-8 cups of flour. 4 stars

  R. Delwiche in Hendersonville, NC  May 16, 2014
Would make this again.
Here's the recipe our family in the Belgian Community, Brown County, Wisconsin has been using - grandfather emigrated from Namur 1879.

NEW YEAR'S GALLETS (a traditional New Year's Day treat)
2 cups sugar
1 ¼ cups shortening and lard
1 cup milk, scant
3 eggs, separated
3 heaping teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups flour
May use half butter and half shortening instead of all shortening, or a shortening/lard combination if desired. Original recipe read ...use all lard, or half butter/ half lard
Cream shortening, sugar and egg yolks. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold in. Bake in hot waffle iron (batter can be rolled out or dropped with spoon). Grease waffle iron well; have it hotter than for waffles.
When cool, drizzle with powdered sugar frosting, or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
5 stars

  A cookie baker in Maryland  Dec 12, 2013
Would make this again.
I am trying to make our favorite Galettes for Christmas but this year I am having a problem with them separating on the iron, can someone tell me what to do? I never had this problem before! 5 stars

  Gigi in Live in Mn but from Pa.  Dec 19, 2012
Would make this again.
I've made a similar recipe but not with baking powder. It was my Great-grandmother's Recipe from Belgium. She would make them one at a time on an iron over a gas stove. Makes about 9 dozen. 5 stars

  Lea in Charlotte NC  Jul 18, 2012
Would make this again.
I started making these cookies in the 70's when I was a member of the Jayceettes for a money maker. We started using a gallette iron but we ended up using a waffle maker which works fine. My recipe is 1 pd real butter,2 cups white sugar 2 cups brown sugar,12 eggs,approximately 5 to 6 cups of flour. I throw the eggs in a blender, melt the butter and throw it all together. The ingredient I feel that makes them really good is Butternut Vanilla Flavoring add to your own taste. I use a lot. My 3 sons love these cookies, I just made them when we All got together in July. 5 stars

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