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Nonna’s Pizzelle


Ingredients

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

6 eggs

6 eggs

1 ½ cups white sugar

1 ½ cups white sugar

¾ cup shortening (such as Crisco®), melted and cooled slightly

¾ cup shortening (such as Crisco®), melted and cooled slightly

2 tablespoons shortening (such as Crisco®), melted and cooled slightly

2 tablespoons shortening (such as Crisco®), melted and cooled slightly

1 tablespoon anise seeds, crushed

1 tablespoon anise seeds, crushed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)

Directions

Preheat pizzelle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Preheat pizzelle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Mix flour and baking powder together in a bowl.

Mix flour and baking powder together in a bowl.

Combine eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until well-blended. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening and beat until blended. Add flour mixture and mix on medium speed until incorporated. Fold anise seeds and vanilla extract into batter with a spatula.

Combine eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until well-blended. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening and beat until blended. Add flour mixture and mix on medium speed until incorporated. Fold anise seeds and vanilla extract into batter with a spatula.

Drop a teaspoon of batter onto the preheated iron. Bake until golden, 30 to 40 seconds, or a few seconds longer for darker pizzelle.

Drop a teaspoon of batter onto the preheated iron. Bake until golden, 30 to 40 seconds, or a few seconds longer for darker pizzelle.

Cook’s Notes:

To make chocolate pizzelle, you can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder to the flour mixture in step 1.

To roll pizzelle for filling, roll immediately after they come off the hot iron.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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