No time to bake cookies for your sweetheart?  No problem! With a package of Reko Pizzelle on hand, you’ll be able to whip up these gorgeous and tasty treats in no time. Wishing all a Happy and Healthy Valentine’s Day!


  • 7- ounce package Reko Pizzelle
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • ½ stick butter or margarine
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • heart sprinkles

Before you begin, make sure to have on hand some heart cookie cutters. You will need one large heart—about 3 inches, and one smaller one—about 1 ½ inches.

Place a pizzelle in the microwave and heat for about 30 seconds, until softened.  Working quickly, place softened pizzelle on a cutting board and immediately press the 3-inch cookie cutter on it to cut out a heart.  Repeat this process to make up to 20 hearts that will form the bottom of the cookie.

Place another pizzelle into the microwave and heat for 30 seconds.  Remove and immediately press the larger heart cookie cutter on the pizzelle, while simultaneously pressing the smaller heart cookie cutter in the center of the larger one.  Gently remove the small center heart (reserve it for decoration).  You should now have the larger heart with a smaller heart opening in its center.  This will form the top of the cookie.  Repeat this process until you have enough tops for the cookie bottoms.

Place the bittersweet chocolate in the top of a double boiler with the butter, maple syrup and instant coffee.  Whisk all together until melted.  Allow to cool to about 90 degrees.

Spread a teaspoon of the melted chocolate on one of the bottom hearts.  Place one of the  hearts with the open heart center on top of the chocolate and lightly press together.  Center a red or pink heart sprinkle on the chocolate.

Makes about 20 Pizzelle Linzer Hearts