My great-grandmother's pizzelle recipe, which my mother has adapted for pizzelle presses or irons (I use a Cuisinart® double pizzelle press). A family must-have at all of our holiday dinners, especially Christmas!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
21 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 60 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat pizzelle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Mix flour and baking powder together in a bowl.

  • Combine eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until well-blended. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening and beat until blended. Add flour mixture and mix on medium speed until incorporated. Fold anise seeds and vanilla extract into batter with a spatula.

  • Drop a teaspoon of batter onto the preheated iron. Bake until golden, 30 to 40 seconds, or a few seconds longer for darker pizzelle.

Cook's Notes:

To make chocolate pizzelle, you can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder to the flour mixture in step 1.

To roll pizzelle for filling, roll immediately after they come off the hot iron.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 10.7g 4% DV; fat 3.6g 6% DV; cholesterol 18.6mg 6% DV; sodium 23.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2016
Amazing perfect balance of flavor and sweetness Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2020
Let me give you a tip.. 6 eggs 2 cups sugar 3/14 cups flour 1/2 Pound margarine not crisco. 3 tablespoons anise seed 1/2 cup Sambuca 1 tsp vanilla Thanks Lisa Maria Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2016
Amazing perfect balance of flavor and sweetness Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2016
I added 1/2 tsp of anise oil and 1/2 tsp vanilla instead of the optional vanilla.... good light and crispy! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2020
Let me give you a tip.. 6 eggs 2 cups sugar 3/14 cups flour 1/2 Pound margarine not crisco. 3 tablespoons anise seed 1/2 cup Sambuca 1 tsp vanilla Thanks Lisa Maria Read More
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