In case you are unfamiliar with the name, they are Italian waffle cookies you make with a Pizzelle baker and they are absolutely delicious! They can be made with either anise, vanilla, and even cocoa. Our family prefers vanilla and there’s no one better at making them than my mom! As I’m drafting this post, I’m asking my mom for tips. Without hesitance, she answers “be sure to use Land O Lakes margarine”! Other margarines apparently don’t measure up and the cookies will not come out nearly as good. Another tip is to make sure the margarine is cooled before adding it to the mixture (as I’m typing this, my mom is saying “make sure you bold the word cooled under the directions”)! Okay mom, will do! I’ll even put it in CAPS just for you! I got to make mom happy otherwise I won’t get any cookies.
Skill level: Intermediate
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp. vanilla or anise
1 cup margarine, melted (do not use more or substitute oil)
4 Tsp. baking powder
Beat eggs, adding sugar gradually. Beat until smooth.
Add COOLED margarine and vanilla or anise.
Sift flour and baking powder.
Blend into egg mixture until smooth. Dough will be sticky enough to be dropped by spoon.
Bake in Pizzelle Baker. Makes approximately 60 Pizzelles.
Don’t own a Pizzelle maker? No worries, I did some research for you online! My mom owns the VillaWare Pizzella Baker but unfortunately you can’t really find that one anymore unless you want to pay over $250 on Amazon (say what)?! An alternative, that just happened to get great reviews, is the CucinaPro Pizzelle Baker also sold on Amazon for only $42.72!
Okay, that’s all I have for you today! If you end up making them, I’d love to hear how they come out. Feel free to drop me a comment!
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