Pizzelle or Ferratelle

Pizzelle are traditional waffle like cookies from Abruzzo, Italy. You can serve them with jam or nutella or make them into ice cream cones while still warm. For this recipe you need a pizzelle iron. You can buy it at amazon or cooking stores.

  • 3 eggs
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or other extracts of your choice (optional)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

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Preheat the pizzelle iron.

Whisk the eggs, the lemon zest and the sugar in a large bowl until light in color and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add the olive oil and continue to mix until combined. With a spatula mix in the flour until just incorporated.

Place 1 heaping tablespoon of batter in the center of the design on the pizzelle iron. Close the iron to press the dough flat and bake until golden brown, approximately 45 seconds. Cooking times may vary depending on your appliance, please adjust accordingly.

Using a fork, remove the cookie from the iron and transfer to a rack to cool.

Serve with nutella or jam.