Rating: 4.67 stars
3 Ratings
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Hailing from the Abruzzo region of central Italy, these wafer cookies get their intricate shape by cooking a waffle-like batter between two hot iron plates. Martha flavors hers with toasted anise seeds and anise extract.

Martha Bakes, Episode 912

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Credit: Mike Krautter

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Yield:
Makes about 18
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a nonstick pizzelle iron. In a small skillet, toast anise seeds over high heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer seeds to a spice grinder, let cool, and finely grind. Scrape into a medium bowl; whisk together with flour, baking powder, and salt.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and granulated sugar until well combined. Whisk in vanilla and anise extracts. Slowly add cooled butter in a steady stream, whisking continuously, until batter is smooth. Stir in flour mixture until just combined (do not overmix).

  • Transfer batter to a piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip. Pipe about 2 tablespoons batter in a circle around the center of each pattern on the heated pizzelle iron. Close and seal with clasp. Cook until golden brown, about 45 seconds. Using a small spatula, release and remove cookie. Using kitchen shears or a 4 1/2-inch ring mold, trim any ragged edges, if desired. Transfer cookie to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter. Dust cooled cookies with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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Reviews (2)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2018
I like to cut the pizelles in quarters when hot to later dip in melted chocolate and crushed pistachios. They still look cute and taste great!
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2018
Love these! Using an old stove top press, my Auntie-In-Love, made the best! Just give me a plate of perfection, a pot of tea, and her sweet smile....I am a happy girl!!raf