Pizzelles

Pizzelles from soupandsong.blogspot.com

So remember, you have to have the pizzelle iron in order to make these things.  And once you do, you make them like this:

Melt 2 sticks butter, and let it cool.
Put 1 3/4 cups sugar in a bowl, and pour the butter into it and stir.
Add 6 eggs to the butter & sugar mixture, and mix it well.
Add to the above mixture: 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract, 1 1/2 t. anise extract, and 1 1/2 t. lemon zest.
Now add to the mix: 3 cups flour, 1/2 t. baking powder and 1/2 t. salt.  Mix it well.

Heat up the pizzelle iron, and drop the batter by the small teaspoonful, a plop on each side.  Clamp the lid down and let it do it's thing for about 30 seconds.  Don't worry if the first few come out funky - the pizzelle iron just needs to get into its groove.  Remove the pizzelles with a spatula (plastic or wood only please!), and let cool on a cooling rack.  You'll notice that they come out of the iron soft and pliable, but within a minute or two on the cooling rack, they'll be nice & crisp, and you probably will eat them as fast as you make them.  So much for giving them away as gifts.  So much for your diet!  If you do manage to refrain from eating every last one, once they are completely cool, store them in an airtight container.  They should last for several weeks, except they won't, because everyone will love them!