Electric pizzelle irons are readily available today & worth the investment, as they are the easiest route to best results. Most cook two cookies at a time. We actually own two irons -- My mother’s ancient one & a newer model she brought us so each of our daughter’s could press cookies with her at the same time back when they were about 5 & 6. I have heard regular waffle irons can be used instead, with minor tweaking to amount of batter & cooking time based-off your iron’s size.
Aunt Pipey’s Pizzelle Cookies
6 large eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup butter, melted
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 TBS ‘i tres grandi’ extract
or roughly 1 ½ TBS anise + 1 tsp lemon extract + ½ tsp orange extract
[extra butter or non-stick spray for iron]
There you have it! Such a simple recipe & process with such pretty & tasty results! Feel free to change up the flavor by playing with your extracts -- these are lovely made with vanilla, almond, or lemon extract as well -- & really quite delicious with our Buttercup extract too! I have such fond memories of making these with my grandmother & my mother, & of watching my girls make them with my mother too. It makes them all the sweeter for me.
I hope you enjoy these Pizzelles as much as we do! Until next time -- STAY SAFE!
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My husband & I were blessed with 2 beautiful girls. When I was diagnosed with MS, I couldn't keep up the pace working retail. We decided on a simpler life, built a cabin in the woods, & moved to mid-coast Maine