Sourdough pizzelles are the best healthy waffle-like cookie that can be eaten on its own for a snack, topped with nuts or cheese, or dipped in chocolate for dessert. These gut-healthy cookie snacks are great to have on hand at all times!
The night before, combine the sourdough starter, water, and flour in a small bowl and knead with your hands until dough is formed. Cover with a tea towel and let sit on your counter overnight.
The day of, get your fermented dough out and add the remaining flour, eggs, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, baking soda, and butter. Stir with a spoon or use your hands. I like to use my hands for this part because the dough is so thick. You might feel like the ingredients are not mixing well, but just keep going and soon they will become integrated.
Turn your pizzelle press on. When it's ready the green "ready" light will turn on if you have the same press we do. Pour about a tablespoon of pizzelle dough into the press and close it until it clicks. Leave it, and when it's ready again the green light will turn on. Open the press back up and carefully remove your pizzelle from the pan with a spatula.
Lay flat to harden or immediately curve the pizzelle like a burrito. If you want to create the burrito, make sure you do it right out of the oven. Pizzelles start hardening right away, so if you wait it will be too late.
Try different toppings like peanut butter, melted chocolate, cream cheese filling with pistachios drizzled on top, served with hummus and carrots, eaten with scrambled eggs, or get creative on your own.