Pizzelles are a classic Italian wafer cookie that are traditionally made during the holidays. However, these can be made anytime you are craving a crisp, delicious cookie. One of the most common flavors of Pizzelle is anise (black licorice). Anise is not a flavor that everyone loves, however it is very delicate in this recipe. You can use more or less depending on your preference. Other flavors for pizzelle include vanilla, almond, lemon, and even chocolate! You can also use a Wild Groves flavored oil in this recipe to bump up the flavor.
P.S. If you want to try these cookies and do not have a pizzelle maker, you can use a grill press and a griddle to make these delicate cookies!
Olive Oil Pizzelle Recipe:
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon anise extract
- 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup Wild Groves Kitchen Blend Olive Oil
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Stir in the melted butter, vanilla extract, and anise extract. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder, and blend into the batter until smooth.
Heat the pizzelle iron, and brush or spray with oil. Drop about one tablespoon of batter onto each circle on the iron. You may need to experiment with the amount of batter and baking time depending on the iron. Cook for 35- 60 seconds, or until steam is no longer coming out of the iron. Carefully remove cookies from the iron. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.