Pizelle are cookies from the Abruzzo region of Italy, and are commonly eaten during Christmas, Easter, and during weddings. I recently discovered that this delicate, fragrant cookie is not even a teeny fraction of the work it looks like. Of course, you do need to go out to Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma and get a pizelle iron (think of a panini press or a waffle iron, but razor thin). Yesterday I borrowed my friend’s iron and made 3 dozen to share at work!
Pizelle recipes abound on the internet, and like this one, most will give you a good approximation of the Italian version. Common flavors are anise, vanilla, or lemon zest, but as with anything, let your imagination be your guide!
What’s your favorite Christmas cookie?