Yields about 2 dozen cookies
(You will need a special pizzelle iron to make these.)
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbs. anise extract
- Powdered sugar, for dusting after
- Plug in pizzelle iron, and allow it to heat up.
- In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, and anise. Add melted butter (make sure butter is cool first, so you don't get scrambled eggs!) and mix.
- Sift in flour and baking powder and mix until batter is smooth.
- Spoon batter onto each round of the iron (the amount of batter depends on the diameter of each round, but start with a tablespoon of batter per round, and adjust the amount until batter spreads to the edge of each circle.)
- Close the iron and allow cookies to cook about 45 seconds-1 minute. When they're ready, the steam coming from the iron will taper off and the cookies will be golden brown.
- Using a fork, gently remove the cookies and allow them to cool on a flat surface.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving!
- Store cookies in an airtight container or zip-top bag to prevent them from getting soft.
- There are different variations on pizzelle flavors. Feel free to experiment! For vanilla, leave out anise extract and increase vanilla extract to 1 tbs. For chocolate, leave out anise extract and sift 1/4 cup of cocoa powder in with the flour and baking powder, and increase granulated sugar to 1 cup.
This recipe and others from Vanessa available on her food blog: www.foodshelikes.com!