Traditional Italian Pizzelles ( made by Sophia’s son in May 2006)
3 eggs, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
½ tsp anise (optional)
1 ¾ cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Add the cooled butter or margarine, vanilla and anise. Sift the flour and baking powder together and add to the egg mixture. The batter should be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon. The batter can also be refrigerated to be used later.
For Chocolate Pizzelles:
Add 3 tbsp cocoa and 3 tbsp sugar to the traditional Italian Pizzelle recipe. If desired, you may substitute chocolate flavoring instead of the vanilla and anise flavorings.