Yum.  These are some of my favorite things at Christmas!  I know they’re plain(ish), but they’re so good, too!

I bought a pizzelle iron back in the summer, and decided to bring it out today- it came w/an easy recipe, and lots of good tips on successfully making a pizzelle.  Wish my waffle iron had come w/helpful instructions, but that’s another story!

Anyway, here’s the recipe:

3 large eggs

3/4 c. sugar

2 t. vanilla extract

1/2 t. anise (or almond) extract

1 stick butter, melted and cooled

1 3/4 c. flour

2 t. baking powder

Melt butter and set aside.  Beat eggs and sugar until light yellow, 2-3 minutes.  Add melted butter and vanilla.  Beat until blended. Sift together the ingredients, fold until just blended, add remaining flour and fold again until just incorporated.

Heat pizzelle iron, place about 1 T. of batter on grid just behind the center of the pattern.  Bake until golden brown, about 30-40 seconds.  Remove and cool on a rack.  Repeat w/remaining batter.

(I substituted almond extract for the anise, just to see, and that worked out pretty well.)

The almond extract was really nice in the batter- the flavor is more subtle than anise, but I’ll probably make another batch w/the anise, too.

Love having these w/tea- yummy snack for tonight! 🙂