Anna Maria DiDio
Bestselling Adoption & Children's Book Author
Traditional Italian waffle cookies
The much loved iron pictured with this recipe was a gift over 40 years ago and I have been making them ever since! At first I thought the ANISE flavoring would be too strong for the girls, but they are devoured quickly every Christmas.
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
3.5 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 tbl anise seeds - ground a bit to release flavor
¼ tsp anise flavoring
Dust with powdered sugar
Lemon zest and ¼ tsp lemon extract
Preheat the pizzelle iron according to manufacturer instructions
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, blending in. Add vanilla. Add anise seed and flavoring. Add flour gradually. Mix by hand until all of the flour is combined
Drop by the tablespoon full on a hot iron according to iron directions. Waffle cookies can be rolled into various shapes like cannoli.