One of the most common Italian cookies is pizzelle! They are light, thin cookies made traditionally with anise and are definitely a crowd pleaser! To make these cookies, you will need a special iron in the shape of the print of the cookie, which can cost around $40-$50 on Amazon.
This is definitely a fun recipe you'll want to do over and over and it's pretty simple too.
This recipe will yield about 24 servings and will take around 50 minutes from start to finish.
What you'll need:
- 1 tbsp. anise extract
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 tsp. baking powder
Beat your eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl until you get a thick mixture. Add the melted butter and anise extract and mix lightly. Slowly add the flour and baking powder and blend until you reach a smooth batter consistency.
Now it's time to turn on your pizzelle iron! When it warms up, brush it with some oil or non stick spray and drop a tablespoon of batter onto each circle of the iron. Bake for 20 seconds and check to see if the cookies are finished or need more time. You shouldn't have to exceed 45 seconds total cook time in the iron. Remove your pizzelle carefully and let cool.
The final touch is powdered sugar on top! Buon appetito!