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Italian Pizzelle Using Anise

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Category: Cookies, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Sugar
  • 3 1/2 c Eggs
  • 2 1/4 Melted shortening
  • (use a combination of butter
  • Margarine, and Crisco)
  • 5 tb Grated orange peel
  • 3 tb Grated lemon peel
  • 3 ts Orange extract
  • 2 ts Lemon extract
  • 1 c Artificial vanilla extract
  • 1 ts Anise oil or
  • 1 Bottle anise extract
  • (not as strong flavor
  • As the oil)
  • 7 8 cups flour


You need a pizzelle iron to make the cookies. These can be found at
Safeway or any good Deli or specialty food or cooking store. They are
about $50.

Whip the eggs until very frothy. Add the sugar and cream well. Add the
melted shorteningbe sure it is not hotand cream well. Add the
flavorings and mix well.

I use anise oil because the flavor is more intenseuse just a little more
if you really like a strong anise flavor.

Measure half the flour in a very large bowl8 qt. size or betteradd the
egg mixture and mix together with a heavy wooden spoonor any large spoon.
Add the remaining half of the flour one cup at a time and mix well. You
have added enough flour when the mixture "glomps" off the spoon and is
still a little runnynot real thick. Usually 7 cups of flour is
adequatedepends on the weather (really!).

Heat up the iron for a few minutes then make the cookies by placing 1 full
teaspoon full of the dough in the center of each form. Press closed
tightly and cook for about 1 minute. Immediately move the cookie to wax
paper to cool. The cookies are very soft at this point and will take the
shape of any bumps in the wax paperso make it smooth. This recipe makes
about 14 -20 dozen cookies depending on the size you make them. It can be
cut in half easily without losing any flavor. When the cookies are
thoroughly coolcrispstack them and leave them in the opendo not cover
they will become very soft and unappetizing. If you can, do not eat them
for about 3 days to a week. The flavor of the anise improves with a few
days age.

Enjoy. Diane M. Ferrell

* The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627. Posted by LISA


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