Preheat electric pizzelle iron for 5-8 minutes, or follow manufacturer's instructions.
In a heavy-duty mixer fitted with a paddle, mix butter and sugar about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. With
the machine on high, add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and the anise extract. Gradually add the
baking powder and flour and mix for another minute. Scrape sides down as necessary.
Drop a heaping tablespoon onto the center of the heated surface of the pizzelle iron, close the cover and
cook about 40 seconds, or until the pizzelle is soft and lightly golden. Lift lid and remove pizzelle to cooling rack.
To make pizzelle cones, immediately roll pizzelles around a wooden pizzelle mold. Hold the bottom of the cone together for several seconds to form a peak.
Store pizzelles in an airtight container.
Note: Purchase Pizzelle Iron (Baker), and wooden pizzelle forms at Cooking.com
or other kitchenware stores on the Internet.
Date: April 24, 2002