Italian Pizzelles made with anise oil. You will need to have a pizzelle iron to make these cookies. This recipe makes a very large batch.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
120
Yield:
10 dozen
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Ingredients

120
Original recipe yields 120 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, anise oil, and whiskey until well blended. Gradually stir in flour until fully incorporated. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Preheat a pizzelle iron, and spray once with cooking spray. Drop tablespoons of batter onto the centers of the patterns. Close the lid, and cook until steam no longer comes out, about 1 1/2 minutes. Check, and adjust cooking time if necessary. Carefully remove cookies, cool, and store in an airtight tin at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 18.6mg; sodium 7.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
I've been making Pizzelles for more than 20 years. Storage is the Biggest Issue! Around Christmas huge humidity issues... I store my pizzelles in a glass Jar with those little "stay-fresh Silica Gel capsules that come in vitamin/medicine jars & also new shoe boxes". (What a HUGE difference!!!! BEWARE: if you have children that can access cookies put them high up so they cant access the little chemical packs". Especially helpful for large batches... not that they last very long at all.... Read More
(25)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
I've been making Pizzelles for more than 20 years. Storage is the Biggest Issue! Around Christmas huge humidity issues... I store my pizzelles in a glass Jar with those little "stay-fresh Silica Gel capsules that come in vitamin/medicine jars & also new shoe boxes". (What a HUGE difference!!!! BEWARE: if you have children that can access cookies put them high up so they cant access the little chemical packs". Especially helpful for large batches... not that they last very long at all.... Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
No you can't use a wafflle iron! Butter makes the difference and makes them crisp. Anise oil lemon oil et. is much better than he extracts in these flavors. Also add lemon zest or orange zest to the batter. I've never heard of using Anise seeds in these...I wouldn't like that and as far as I know th anise oil is authentic not the seeds. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2003
my grandmother has made these a long time and you do not have to use anise oil. juniorscout Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2008
Finally a recipe for Pizzelles that calls for anise oil! I had one long ago but lost the recipe. Thank you so much for posting it. The anise oil gives a more intense flavor of anise to the cookie much better than anise extract which is more commonly found. Love it Love it Love it! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
This is a great recipe! Of course you don't HAVE to use anise oil but why wouldn't you if you really want a good anise flavor! Thanks so much for submitting this recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
just like grandmas...in fact exactly grandma's from Italy...Perfect. I didn't have to call my mom for the recipe this time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2012
This is my favorite pizzelle recipe as I find that they ship w/o a lot of breakage when when you don't use any butter. I use canola oil. A while back I bought A LOT of anise extract on sale; I just use twice as much in place of the anise oil. Yum.... Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Thin and crunchy. Very good! Read More
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