Pizzelle Cookies Recipe
Pizzelle are traditional Italian waffle cookies that are thin and delicate. These golden wafers are made in a small waffle iron with a flower pattern.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1 ¾all-purpose flour
- 1teaspoon baking powder
- 1pinch salt
- ⅔cup sugar
- 1tablespoon anise seeds
- 1teaspoon anise extract
- ½cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
Step 1Gather the ingredients. Preheat the pizzelle maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Step 2In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Step 3In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar on medium speed until thick and light, about 4 minutes.
Step 4Mix in the anise seeds and anise extract.
Step 5Beat in the melted butter.
Step 6Stir in the dry ingredients until just blended, about 1 minute.
Step 7Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the batter in the center of each pizzelle mold. Close the cover and bake until lightly golden. This will take about 90 seconds depending on your maker and preference for browning.
Step 8When the pizzelle are ready, slide off the mold with a spatula.
Step 9If a classic flat pizzelle cookie is desired, cool on a wire rack.
Step 10When they are freshly made, pizzelle are pliable and can be molded into various forms. Shape warm pizzelle over a small custard dish to create edible bowls. Once cool, coat the inside of the pizzelle bowl with melted chocolate and use to serve ice cream, custard, or fruit. Roll warm pizzelle cookies over a wooden spoon to create a “taco shell” shape. Serve with scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, custard , fruit, sprinkles, or other candy toppings to make sweet dessert taco treats. If you wish to shape your pizzelle, remove the cooked pizzelle from the maker and shape it immediately while still warm. The other pizzelle will remain warm and pliable on the maker until you are ready to remove it for shaping. While shaping pizzelles, use an oven mitt. They are quite hot.