Pizzelle

Pizzelle are traditional Italian cookies that are made using a special iron with decorative patterns. Here is a recipe for making pizzelle at home:

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the melted butter and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, stirring until a thick batter forms.

  3. Preheat your pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of batter onto each patterned side of the iron. Close the iron and cook for 30-45 seconds, or until the pizzelle are golden brown and crisp.

  4. Use a fork or spatula to carefully remove the pizzelle from the iron and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining batter, making sure to re-grease the iron between batches.

  5. Once the pizzelle are cool, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

  6. To serve, dust the pizzelle with powdered sugar, or sandwich them with your favorite filling such as Nutella or dulce de leche. Enjoy!