This post is near and dear to my heart. I grew up loving to cook because of my Grandma Loretta. One of the first cookies I remember learning to make was her pizzelle. Pizzelle are similar to a waffle, except they are very thing and have a crunch to them. They are usually flavored with anise (which is my favorite!) and are so yummy! To make this recipe you need a pizzelle maker but it is worth the investment because these cookies are the best! My favorite thing to do with pizzelle is make ice cream sandwiches! I’ll take vanilla ice cream and put it right between these yummy crunchy cookies! Hope you enjoy
—Michele Figliuolo | Food is Good F.I.G.
Grandma Loretta's Pizzelles | 4 SERVING
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Stir in the melted butter, anise and lemon zest. Sift together the flour and baking powder, and blend into the batter until smooth. Heat the pizzelle iron, and brush with vegetable oil. Drop about one tablespoon of batter onto each circle on the iron. You may need to experiment with the amount of batter and baking time depending on the iron. Bake for 20 to 45 seconds, or until steam is no longer coming out of the iron. Carefully remove cookies from the iron. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.