Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Simple recipe from Cuisinart (modified slightly) for our traditional cookies. Since I make My Nana's Aniseed Cookies, I do not use Anise in these. I also use slightly more sugar to make them crisp.
- 1 3⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar (vanilla sugar, if you have it, otherwise plain granulated)
- 1⁄2 cup butter (melted)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Measure flour and baking powder into sifter and place on wax paper.
- Beat eggs and sugar on medium speed until thick, about 1 minute.
- Reduce speed and slowly add butter and vanilla, continue beating until combined.
- Sift in flour mixture, (including flour on wax paper) and combine by hand, mixing only to combine, do not over mix.
- At this point, batter may be chilled overnight.
- Prepare Pizzelle grids with oil or cooking spray.
- Place 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons on grid(s) and bake.
This is a really good recipe for pizzelles. I wanted the anise flavoring so I used a scant tablespoon of anise extract instead of the vanilla extract and that I thought was a perfect amount. Not overbearing at all. I think the recipe benefits from having the dough rest awhile on the counter or for a longer period of time in the refrigerator. I did not do that and noticed that the pizzelle dough at the end of the batch were easy to handle than the dough at the start of the batch.