Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a recipe that was handed down in my husband's family. You need a Pizzelle iron. It is an easy recipe. It is the only cookie recipe I know without looking at a recipe. Just remember: 3,3,3 and 1,1. We have to make it every Christmas or it just isn't Christmas.
- Mix the eggs, sugar, oil and anise seed together.
- Slowly mix in the flour a little at a time.
- The batter should not be too thick.
- You may not use the full cup of flour.
- At this point you may also add a little brandy if you like, I don't.
- Slowly drop about a teaspoon full on to a hot Pizzelle iron until lightly brown on both sides.
- Cool and enjoy.
The first time around the batch didnt come out for me. The pitzelles, although beautiful, were very soft and spongy. However, I am a horrific baker so whatever happened was completely on this end. I re-did it again and really lessened the flour as the directions did state "about". I also added just a touch amount more oil; like maybe a tsp b/c i was using this freshly ground organic flour and i think that made a difference in the texture. The second time around they came out great. I was sure to really grease the pitzelle iron though and wait until it was super hot to do this b/c my pitzelle iron directions said it had to be very well greased. Thank you for sharing!
I am in the process of making these right now. I just got back from the Goodwill where I found what looks to be a brand new Pizzelle iron :) I made the first half with out brandy and the second half with brandy. We definitely like the brandy in it better. I think I would use about 1 to 2 tablespoons for the whole recipe. And of coarse sprinkle with powdered sugar. These are very good! I will be making these for my son's wedding rehearsal this summer and serve them with the coffee. Thank you for posting! I can't wait to serve my guests.
This is the easiest Pizzelle recipe I've ever used. I made it with Lemon Extract instead of Anise seeds, and when I close the Pizzelle iron, the batter sings!!