Traditional Belgian biscuits (Galettes Belges)

    16 min

    Ideally made with a galette or pizzelle iron, these traditional buttery Belgian biscuits can also be made in a Belgian waffle iron; regardless of which iron you use, the ridges will give these sweet heavenly biscuits the lovely golden crunch that they (and you!) deserve.

    26 people made this

    Serves: 144 

    • 910g dark brown soft sugar
    • 455g butter
    • 7 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 810g plain flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the dark brown soft sugar and butter until smooth and creamy; then add eggs and vanilla, and beat well. Gradually stir in flour. Set bowl over a hot water bath, and stir to blend ingredients. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
    2. Preheat the galette, pizzelle or waffle iron.
    3. Shape dough into 2.5cm balls, and place in the iron. Close the iron and cook the biscuits. This should take about 30 seconds in an electric galette iron, or 2 to 4 minutes in a handheld iron over a medium flame. Carefully remove biscuits and cool on wire racks.

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    these cookies are truly great. If u dont have a galettes iron you could just use wat you use tomake those hot breakfeast sandwich. dont use the stove cauze theyll burn  -  11 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    How many of us in SE Kansas have LOVED these? It's a tradition and I found the coup de gras last week,,,,,,,,,a cast iron one.......... Our recipe includes rum though..............the alcohol cooks out in the process.  -  23 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yum Yum Yum. I am from KS but I live in California now. I was so happy to stumble across this recipe...just like home.  -  04 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)