This is a crispy Italian cookies that is made on holidays and special occasions.
I can never make enough.
Every family makes them a little different and mine are different from my Moms.
She used anise extract and I use a lot of vanilla.
It is an easy recipe but you do need a pizzelle machine. They can be purchased at any cooking store.
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
3/4 to one cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoon vanilla
Mix everything together till you have a nice smooth batter.
Heat the grill and season it with some oil on a paper towel.
Place one teaspoon to one tablespoon of batter in the center of each pizzelle form depending on the size of the pizzelle machine.
Close the lid and press tightly for a thin cookie.
Cook about 45 to 60 seconds till they are light brown.
Remove with a fork and place on a wire rack.
They can be rolled into a cone while they are hot if you want to fill them.
I keep them flat and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
Store in airtight containers .
You can use lemon, orange or anise extract. You can also use cocoa to make them a delicious chocolate flavor.
These cookies are so good and worth the price of the pizzelle press.