Thursday, August 14, 2008


My friend, Natalie, gave me a pizelle iron last year during the holidays. I've enjoyed keeping it busy! A pizelle iron, if you aren't familiar, is like a waffle iron, only it makes a very thin cookie. I've tried several recipes and this is the one that works best for me.

6 eggs
1 cup butter
2 Tbsp. vanilla or lemon extract or pure anise extract
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups sugar

Beat eggs till smooth. Melt and then Add cooled butter. Add 2 Tbsp. Vanilla. Sift the flour and baking powder. Add the sugar and blend vigorously all of these dry ingredients into the egg mixture until smooth. The mixture will be sticky and stiff. Make 60 pizzelles.

You can remove the pizelle from the iron and, very gently and immediately, roll it into a tube or into the shape of a cone and stuff it with a cream cheese and strawberry jam or any other filling you can think of! They've been a huge hit at showers and parties!

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