Thursday, January 1, 2015

That Little'ol Pizzelle!

Lazy day with nothing to do so got out the pizzelle maker a decided to make a batch. They are an old family cookie made during the holidays redolent with anise. Not exactly the most popular flavoring but I love it. This recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies and you'll need a pizzelle iron of course.

2/3 c sugar
1/2 c melted butter
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 3/4 c flour
1-2 teaspoons of anise extract

Beat eggs and sugar till thick ribbons form when beaters are lifted. Add melted butter in a steady stream will continuing to beat. Mix flour, salt and baking powder then add 1/2 c at a time. The batter will be thick and glossy. 
Pizzelle iron in the heated go green state, spray with a bit of NS spray then drop heaping teaspoons of batter in the center of each mold. Snap tight and bake till steam slows down to a golden brown. Remove and cool. 

Flavorings are optional such as almond, lemon and others if anise isn't your thing. 

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