This time of year, baking is pretty much a requirement. So when my husband shared with me a special holiday tradition that his grandma had, I had to try and re-create it. I am, of course, talking about pizzelle (pee-zell-ay). Those wonderfully crispy cookies that smell of anise. I thought I would share the recipe I used to make them this year as a special treat. These cookies are traditionally made for Christmas and Easter but can be made at any time.
3 eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon triple sec (optional)
1-3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder