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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:

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  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

  Betsy in Manassas VA  Dec 24, 2011
Would make this again.
My mother made galettes every year while I was growing up just has her grandfather had made. Now I make them each December. However, the recipe I was raised with and used is simply -- 1 lb butter; 1 lb sugar; 1 lb eggs; and 1 lb flour. I measure with a kitchen scale (and usually use margarine instead). My friend anxiously await their holiday treat from me. 5 stars

  Arline in New Jersey  Dec 13, 2011
Would make this again.
I grew up making these with my Mom. My children start asking for them the begininng of December. The recipe she taught me is pretty much the same. I use less sugar, 1 cup of white and 1 cup of brown. Also, we don't use a rum flavoring, we use dark rum. We never had the right iron so we used a regular waffle iron. They come out a little thick but, still tast good. 5 stars

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