About this recipe: A classic Italian biscuit made baking a vanilla biscuit batter on a pizzelle iron. The resulting biscuits are crisp, vanilla-ry, buttery and totally moreish. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. There's an alternative recipe for chocolate pizzelles below.
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Where did you get a puzzle iron from? I have been looking but cannot find anyone in the UK that sells them. - 08 Dec 2014
Ever since misplacing my original Pizzelle recipe, I've been on the lookout for a suitable substitute. While this one is a bit different, it's been requested as a 'cookie jar staple' by my husband ever since first tasting them at Christmastime. A few tips I've stumbled upon while making these: The recipe doubles easily (triple it and the batter gets stiffer as it sits). Fill a large pastry bag (or even a large zip-top baggie) with batter to squeeze desired amount onto iron (eliminates the sticky spoon-fingers situation). The vanilla is interchangeable with other extracts; I've tried almond, black walnut, lemon, orange and rum. Also, additions of nuts can be sprinkled on the raw batter just prior to baking; I've used sliced almonds with almond extract, pecans with rum extract and walnuts with black walnut extract. And yesterday I added a few mini chocolate chips to an orange-flavored batter. Delicious! - 09 Mar 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Good Recipe, exactly the same as the one that comes with the cuisinart Pizelle maker. I found using 4 Eggs versus 3 makes a better dough, not as thick, leading to more uniform cookie sizes. - 25 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)