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Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

These Italian Pizelle Cookies are crunchy and tender and made in a pizzelle press! They are flavored with anise and vanilla and are a perfect accompaniment to coffee or with an affogato! 

Day 1 of the annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

She’s back!!! A triumphant return of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! This was an ambitious tradition that I started in 2014, continued in 2015 despite working as a full time line cook and then I made it through 7 days of 2016. By Christmas 2016 I was a fledgling pastry chef, understaffed and I was completely overwhelmed. I am no less overwhelmed these days but I have a team of fabulous ladies who are helping me attempt to do it all! 

This year I am not only doing 12 days on CLF, but I am also doing 12 days on YouTube!!! Buckle up, because this is going to be EPIC! 

Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

I was first introduced to pizelle cookies when Chef Marc left a pizzelle press on my pastry station with a request for a tiny savory ice cream cone. [He also wanted a truffle ice cream, but that is a story for another day.] 

Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

When we were recipe testing for the opening menu of Davide, an Italian restaurant in the Meatpacking District of NYC, I tested and retested pizzelle cookies for an elaborate affogato sphere dessert. I fell in love with the delicate, crunchy cookies. Yes, me, Lindsey, the lover of huge, chewy cookies! While Davide fell through, I did get to put these little guys on the menu at Peasant. 

Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

Which meant that I got to make hundreds each week. Love was lost. 😆

And then found! Because how lovely are these?! 

Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

A few tips for Perfect Pizelle Cookies:

  • Let the batter sit for an hour. 
  • Parchment for protection
  • Preheat, spray, repeat! 
  • Let them cool in a single layer for ultimate crunch.
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Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

Pizzelle Cookie Recipe


  • Author: Lindsey
  • Yield: 50, 2 inch cookies 1x

Description

These Italian Pizelle Cookies are crunchy and tender and made in a pizzelle press! They are flavored with anise and vanilla and are a perfect accompaniment to coffee or with an affogato!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 ea Eggs
  • 210 g Sugar
  • 113 g Butter, melted
  • 36 g Milk
  • 9 g Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ t Anise Extract, more if desired
  • 205 g AP Flour
  • 7 g Baking Powder
  • 2 g Salt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. 
  2. In a bowl whisk eggs then whisk in sugar followed by milk, butter, and extracts. Fold in the flour mixture. 
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for an hour. Do not skip this step because the flour needs to hydrate and the gluten needs to relax. 
  4. Cook in pizzelle iron. Be sure to preheat the iron until smoking hot and then give it a spray with nonstick cooking spray after every few rounds, just to be safe. I can tell you from experience that cleaning the groves of an unsprayed iron is unforgettable. Unforgettably awful. Trust. 
Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

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