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Servings: Makes 30 Pizzeles
The ideal gelato or ice cream accompaniment, pizzelles are wafer-like cookies that can be made flat or rolled into a cone-shape cookie. However, making pizzelles requires one piece of special equipment--a pizzelle iron--found at most cookware stores. This recipe can easily be doubled. On hot, humid summer days you'll find the pizzelles have a softer texture instead of the usual crunch. To recrisp, warm baked cookies in a moderate oven (about 300 degrees F/150 degrees C) about 5 to 10 minutes.

3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz./113g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)

1. Preheat pizzelle iron as directed by the manufacturer. (This is often as simple as plugging it in and letting it heat for 15 to 20 minutes).

2. In an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar. Add extract and melted butter. On low speed, gradually add flour and baking powder to make a sticky dough.

3. Drop dough from a teaspoon onto the hot iron. If the iron you are using allows you to bake 2 pizzelles at once, drop a teaspoonful into the center of each pattern outline.

4. Close the cover of pizzelle iron and bake for 30 to 45 seconds, or until nicely browned.

5. Using two forks, remove the hot wafer from the iron and place the pizzelle flat on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Be sure to lay the hot pizzelles in a single layer on the cookie sheet. When they are completely cool, you can stack them. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Makes about 30 pizzelles.

If you are forming your pizzelles into cone shapes after cooking, you will need wooden pizzelle cone forms. They can be purchased at: www.cooking.com, and other cooking and baking supply stores on the Internet. You can also purchase an electric Pizzelle Iron at cooking.com

Chocolate: add 1/2 cup cocoa to the dough along with the flour.

Lemon: substitute 2 teaspoons lemon extract for the vanilla. Add 2 tablespoons lemon zest (grated rind from 2 large lemons).

Almond: Replace vanilla with 2 teaspoons almond extract. Reduce the amount of flour to 1 3/4 cups. Add 1/2 cup finely ground almonds.

Source: Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray
Date: April 24, 2002


Reviewer: Joanna DiRienzi
Reviewer: Elizabeth King
Reviewer: Elizabeth King
Joanna says they taste good!!!

Reviewer: Janis
I've made them with 1 tsp ground cardamom (minus vanilla). That's also delicious.


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