Italian Pizzelle Cookies are crisp, buttery, and delicious. They're a Christmas tradition, but you should make them today!
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
lemon zest, optional
1 1/2 tablespoons anise seed, optional
Beat eggs, add sugar, gradually add melted butter, then vanilla
Mix flour, baking powder, anise (if using)
Add dry mixture to wet gradually, stir in lemon zest (if using)
Drop spoonfuls on a hot pizzelle iron and cook according to iron instructions (mine has a light that goes on and off when they are done) remove and cool on a wire rack, or roll into ice cream cone shape and set aside to cool.