Easy, delicious, and essential for an Italian Christmas! They’re just as yummy if you make them gluten and dairy free. Experiment with different extracts to find your favorite flavor!
3 eggs, room temperature
¾ cup of sugar
1 ¾ cups of all purpose flour or gluten free all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
¼ tsp anise extract (optional)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy free butter, melted
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Whisk together your eggs, sugar, vanilla and anise in a medium bowl.
Add flour, salt, and baking powder and whisk thoroughly until batter is smooth.
Whisk in the melted butter, making sure it’s completely incorporated into the batter.
Pre-heat your pizzelle maker. They are all a little different so follow your own manufacturer’s instructions.
Once it is heated, add about a tablespoon of your batter to the middle of each pizelle iron. Close and cook for about a minute, or until the pizelle is golden brown on the edges. After you’ve made a couple you’ll know just how much batter to use and how long to cook them.
As each Pizelle finishes cooking, remove from the iron and place on a rack where they will cool and crisp up. Repeat until you’ve used all of the batter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, drizzle chocolate, or enjoy as is with a cup of coffee.