“Pizze” means flat in Italian, and these flat, crisp waffle cookies make for great ice cream sandwiches.
The pizzelle will keep for up to a week in an airtight container.
Whisk the eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla by hand in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until blended. Stir in the anise seed, if using.
Heat a pizzelle iron until ready and grease lightly (if called for). Spoon a bit of batter into the centre of the iron, close and cook for about 2 minutes, or according to manufacturers’ instructions. Remove the pizzelle and repeat with the remaining batter. The final yield will depend on the size of the pizzelle iron.