Pizzelles are a light and crisp, buttery vanilla wafer cookies. They are so easy to make and can be a small dessert, breakfast or holiday cookie. Covered with fruit, fresh whipped cream, powdered sugar or chocolate give this filigreed cookie a ton of interchangeable tastes to explore with.
I love pizzelles for breakfast. Some fresh berries from the garden, homemade whipped cream, with warm pizzelles and we are in bid’ness. It is a very easy breakfast to spoil yourself with. Another way I treat myself or the family is to sprinkle powdered sugar on them and serve with different warm chocolates to dip them in.
A few years ago, my best friend got engaged and I was so excited to do her bridal shower. I went back and forth over the menu. Once we narrowed it down to brunch timing, I set out for the basics. Ingredients to make mimosas and pizzelles. Everything else, I could fill in later. It is all about the priorities! Rolled, while still warm, and filled with whipped cream and berries, made her day. They also made a fun and decorative centerpiece.
Keeping that in mind, pizzelles are one of the easiest pieces of fancy cookies you can make. The iron has two different designs on it and makes the surface beautiful for you. All you have to do is worry about the accessories you want to serve them with. That, and keeping the iron sprayed with non-stick spray.
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- 2 cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (8 Tablespoons)
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon anise extract
- 1/8 cup whole milk
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking powder together.
- In the bow of a mixer, combine eggs and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes)
- Add melted butter, milk and vanilla to the egg mixture. Mix until incorporated.
- Spoon in flour mixture, ½ cup at a time. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. (about 1-2 minutes).
- Prepare your pizzelle press, stovetop or electric. Spray with non-stick spray and place one tablespoon of batter in the center of each design. Cook for 1 minute, or until a light golden brown. Gently remove the pizzelle from the press and lay flat.
- If making pizzelle cones, use https://amzn.to/2Lbwvse a pizzelle cone roller and gently roll the warm pizzelle around the cone. Pinching the bottom closed tight and lay on wax paper, crease down, until cool. (about 5 minutes)
Store in air tight container for up to 2 months (if they last that long)
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