Classic Italian Pizzelles
Classic Italian Pizzelles
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Prep: 10 min
Bake: 10 min
Yield: 36 Pizelles
Pizzelles are wafer-like cookies delicately flavored with anise (or any flavor extracts you like). Dust them with confectioners' sugar and enjoy them dipped in coffee or tea, served on the side with ice cream or topped with custard or fruit preserves and whipped cream.
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • 2 cups Swans Down® Cake Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds (optional)
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Directions
  1. HEAT a pizzelle iron according to device instructions.
  2. WHISK eggs until thick and foamy; add sugar and whisk to combine.
  3. ADD melted butter, vanilla extract, anise extract, flour, baking powder, salt and anise seeds; whisk until fully incorporated.
  4. USING an ice cream scoop, scoop one tablespoon of batter into the center of each pizzelle form and cook for 45 to 60 seconds, depending on your preference.
  5. COOL on metal rack. When cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Wait until pizzelles are completely cool before stacking.
  6. STORE in an airtight container.
Reviews
  • JOAN says:

    If you don’t care for anise, you can add lemon extract n place of. Also I make chocolate pizzelles by replacing anise with 1/2 cup Hershey’s unsweetened baking cocoa. That is my mom’s recipe and they are delicious.

  • Liz Johnson says:

    I don’t care for the anise flavor. Would I double the vanilla if I omitted the anise?

  • Linda Civitello says:

    It’s spelled “pizzelle,” not “pizelle.”

  • Sue Braddock says:

    There use to be an old fashion Tea Cake recipe on the Swans Down Cake Flour Box . but I have lost my copy would love to be able to get it again Thanks and I love SwansDown cake flour

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