Pizzelle for the Holidays

Pizzelle are enjoyed by everyone... I have introduced many of my friends to this special delight... I make them with anise oil and a touch of Galliano as well. You can really be creative and try to add a few of your favorite ingredients.


Pizzelle for the Holidays

Ingredients

For 8 Dozen(s)

For the Pizzelle:

  • 1 dozen dozen large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups margarine (however I use butter)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce anise extract (I also use anise oil which is stronger, so I use a half a bottle)
  • 9 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Liquore Galliano
 
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Directions

  1. Beat eggs and then add sugar and beat well.
  2. Add melted margarine or butter.
  3. Add flavorings.
  4. Gradually add the mixture of flour and salt.
  5. I then add about ¼ cup of the Galliano. You can add whatever amount you like.
  6. I use a Kitchen Aid with the hook because there is a lot of flour in this recipe and the dough gets heavy, not a regular electric beater.
  7. Refrigerate overnight or for a few hours to marinate the flavors.
  8. Drop a big teaspoon in each pizzelle design. I have a 5 inch pizzelle iron.
  9. I time the pizzelle for about 15-20 seconds.
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Recipe Notes

The anise oil is quite strong and the dough will permeate your kitchen but the scent gets toned down after making the pizzelles. I store them in tin cans and they last forever. You make want to take a dozen pizzelle and dip one side of each one in melted dark chocolate for some variation.

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