My husband is part Italian . His mom always makes pizzelles with anise, So when we got married I asked his mom for her recipe. Now that she lives in Missouri, she sometimes sends them for Christmas. Since I don't like the taste of it, I usually make part of the batch with anise and part an other flavor. So I have been experimenting with different flavors over the years.This is my most recent flavor creation ;) You can chose to put the chocolate on top if you want.
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Step 1: You Will Need...
2 cups of cotton candy sugar (I found it at smart and final)
1 cup of oil
1 stick of melted butter
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
6 cups of flour
1 tiny bottle of cotton candy flavoring
Pizzelle maker(Bed, Bath, and Beyond)
Mix all of the ingredients in the order that they are listed. Do not over mix.
Plug in and let your machine warm up(follow the instructions on your machine) My machine is made by Cuisinart. I find that the heat setting 3 works good. Some pizzelle makers make bigger cookies than others. I use a 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon to spoon the dough into each side. Set the timer for 1 min. Check your cookies and adjust time accordingly. Once they are done, set them on a cooling rack. Spray a light mist of water on all of the finished cookies, then sprinkle some cotton candy sugar on top and let stand for about 10 min.
Store in a airtight container. I don't know exactly how long the will last. They are usually gone before I have to worry about silly stuff like shelf life. :)
Other serving suggestions:
*Drizzle some chocolate on top
*Eat as is without the sugar on top
*Directly out of the pizzelle maker you can shape them into a bowl for ice cream and other fun treats.
*You can also make them into sandwich cookies by filling them with whipped cream or anything you can think of.