Pizzelle Biscuits

    30 minutes

    These beautiful biscuits are an Italian Christmas tradition but they do require a pizzelle iron, similar to a waffle iron in appearance.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 250g butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 1/2 cups (440g) plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until light. Add the sugar, butter, lemon zest and vanilla, mix well. Stir in the flour and baking powder.
    2. Heat pizzelle iron. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto the centre of the patterns, close the lid and cook for about 30 seconds. Test the cooking time on the first one because temperatures may vary. Remove biscuits carefully from the iron and cool on wire racks.

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    I just bought a pizzelle maker and have been experimenting with different recipes. These turned out great........ thin and crispy. We loved them! They're addicting. Thanks!  -  11 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My grandparents used to make pizzelles and have them fresh and ready for us when we visited. When my grandmother passed away, I got the pizzelle iron but no recipe! This recipe has the head-on exact taste of hers, and everybody LOVED them. THANKS!!  -  02 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These came really good! But I only added 3 cups of flour instead of 3 1/2 and put anise extract instead of Lemon Zest. I also put about a tablespoon of anise seeds.  -  20 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)