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This recipe probably goes back several generations, but here we give credit for it to Nana Panza.

Nana LaCava, Nanu Chuck, and ChiChi also made their versions of these delicious cookies. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies. Note: Nana Panza used anise seeds instead of anise oil.

3 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon anise oil (or use flavor of your choice: almond, vanilla, etc.)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla. Sift together the flour and baking powder, and blend into the batter until smooth. Heat the pizzelle iron, and brush with oil. Drop about one tablespoon of batter onto each circle on the iron. You may need to experiment with the amount of batter and baking time depending on the iron. Bake for 20 to 45 seconds, or until steam is no longer coming out of the iron. Carefully remove cookies from the iron. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

~ Nana Panza

Memorable Quote

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."
~ Luciano Pavarotti ~