Pizzelles are delicate, crispy Italian wafer cookies. They are cooked on a special iron, which is similar to a waffle iron. Here are two recipes- one from my Aunt Linda, who makes the best, and the other is a chocolate pizzelle. My advice for the neophyte: get a non-stick electric pizzelle iron. It will save you many headaches!

(Source: Aunt Linda)
Beat together:
6 eggs
1-1/2 c sugar

Then add:
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c oleo, melted and cooled
1/2 c oil
2 tbsp anise seed (optional)
1 bottle anise flavoring (1 oz)
juice and rind of one lemon (optional)
4-5 c of flour for a thin batter, add 2 more cups for thicker batter

NOTE: Cook on a preheated iron for 20-30 sec, about 2 tbsp batter for each one. For best results, mix the batter 2-3 days ahead and refrigerate. This recipe makes a lifetime supply!

(Source: Pizzelle iron manual)
Sift together:
1/4 c cocoa
2-1/4 tsp baking powder
1-3/4 c flour

3 eggs
1/2 c melt, cooled margarine
1 T vanilla
1 c sugar

Beat eggs. Add sugar gradually until smooth. Add margarine and extract. Blend cocoa mix into egg mix. Cook on preheated pizzelle iron for 20-30 sec.

Updated: April 5, 1996
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