Christmas is my favorite holiday. It is a time to give not only gifts but gifts from the heart. One of my favorite cookies to make is pizzelles. These make nice gifts for friends and family. Enjoy orange Italian pizzelles
made with orange liqueur, orange zest, and of course love.
1 3/4 cup of all- purpose flour
1 tsp. of baking powder
3 eggs room temperature
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of melted butter and cooled
2 tsp. orange extract
2 tsp. triple sec ( orange liqueur)
2 tsp. orange zest finely grated
In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder together.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and add sugar a little at a time until it thickens.
Add the melted butter gradually.
Add orange extract, triple sec, and food coloring.
Gradually add sifted flour mixture, stir until smooth.
Fold in orange zest.
Brush pizzelle iron with oil. Heat the iron.
The dough should be stiff enough to drop on the iron. Use a small ice cream scoop (holds about a heaping Tbsp.)
Bake about 30-40 seconds.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
This recipe makes 2 dozen pizzelles.
Buy a good pizzelle maker. I have a VillaWare Prima pizzelle Baker. Use a small ice cream scoop to drop batter on the iron. This is so much easier than using a spoon.