Today I decided it was time to whip out the apron and start baking some cookies. I searched Pinterest high and low for a good Easter-themed recipe, but with no such luck of finding something semi-straightforward, I turned to my Great Grandma's cookbook. After flipping through countless numbers of pages marked with Italian pastas, breads, and everything else, I came upon a recipe for pizzelles: a cookie that was always on the table during family holidays. If you don't know what a pizzelle is, here's my best description of one: a thin, waffle-like cookie...or just look at the pictures below, that works too. Without further ado, here's pictures of my pizzelles and the recipe for my G. Grandma's timeless cookies:
(makes 30 pizzelles)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsps vanilla
1 tsp anise extract
(You also need a pizzelle maker, if you really want to make them though, try a waffle iron. It could work, who knows!)
Beat eggs well. Add sugar and beat until smooth.
Add butter, vanilla, anise extract. Beat for a few minutes more.
Add baking powder and flour. Mix well.
Spray Pizzelle maker with oil and heat it.
Place a tablespoon of batter in center of iron, close it, and bake until light gold and steaming stops. (about 30-45 seconds).
Remove with fork and cool on wire rack. Keep them flat, or roll into a cone while still hot.