I fell in love with pizzelles when my Mom donated a pizzelle iron to me. They can be very addicting but also a wonderful treat for any party.
I've been lazy with this recipe too at times and cooked cookies in the oven, but you don't get the lovely little pattern. They taste like vanilla wafers to me!
What you will need:
3/4 Cup Sugar
3 large Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 Cup Butter
1-3/4 Cup Flour
2 Teaspoon Baking Power
1/2 teaspoon Anise Seed (optional... I don't use)
Spoon & Fork
Step 1: Plug Iron in & Melt Butter
First you will want to plug in your pizzelle iron to get it hot. Then melt your 1/2 cup butter in a bowl and let it cool down. You don't want to cook the dough.
Step 2: Mix Eggs and Sugar
Then place the 3/4 cup of sugar in a new bowl and add 3 eggs. Beat this for 2-3 minutes. You want to make sure the mixture is a light yellow and fluffy looking.
Step 3: Add Butter & Vanilla
Add your 1/2 cup cooled butter and 2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix until blended.
Step 4: Add Flour & Baking Powder
This step I typically do the short cut and just add 1-3/4 cup of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder and mix. The correct way is sift the flour and baking powder (also anise seed if you want) together then add half of this mixture to your batter and blend. Then fold the remaining flour in. I've never had a problem doing it the quick way.
Step 5: Cook & Enjoy
Open up your waffle iron and spray the iron with cooking spray. Place a teaspoon of batter on each bottom design. Then close the lid and let cook around 30-40 seconds. Then when done open up the lid and remove cookie (I use a fork to do this.). Place on a plate or rack to cool. I will typically stack the cookies to keep the flat shape.
I will also make smaller cookies by using half of teaspoon of batter. If I am lucky to have almond bark, I will also drizzle chocolate on them and we love them with ice cream!
Hope you Enjoy!