One of my favorite cookies growing up in an Italian family are Pizzelle cookies. I especially enjoyed these during the holidays. There always seemed to be a tray of these cookies somewhere, either lemon, anise or chocolate. Since becoming vegan, I haven’t been able to enjoy these delicious holiday treats. However, that is about to change. Vegan chef Brian Patton (aka “The Sexy Vegan“), shows me this easy vegan pizzelle cookie recipe.
Initially, I’m thinking this easy vegan pizzelle cookie recipe is going to be anything but easy. These cookies looked a little challenging. Now remember, I’m not a chef. Since these cookies seemed so delicate, I didn’t think I would be able to keep them all in one piece. Brian quickly showed me how wrong I was.
The first step in making these easy vegan pizzelle cookies is mixing together the wet ingredients. This includes the vegan egg, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and anise. Seems simple enough. Next, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Once that is done, fold the flour and egg mixture together until you have a smooth dough. Believe it or not, all the hard work is done. Next, it’s time to have some fun.
You will need to invest in a Pizzelle maker for this recipe. Heat up the pizzelle maker and you’re ready to make these easy vegan pizzelle cookies. Spray the inside of the pizzelle maker with some oil and place a tablespoon of the dough on each side of the pizzelle maker. It’s very similar to a waffle maker, but much faster. Close the pizzelle maker and wait about 20 seconds. While you’re waiting, fill up two tablespoons of dough so you’re ready for the next round. Remove the cookie and place it on a rack to cool off. You simply repeat this until there is no more dough left. Let them cool for about 10 minutes. Lastly, throw some powder sugar on top and enjoy!
- 1 prepared Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup melted vegan butter
- ¼ teaspoon anise oil or extract
- ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Heat your pizzelle maker according to directions.
- In a medium mixing bowl add the egg and sugar, and whisk vigorously for about 1 minute, until the sugar is incorporated. It doesn't have to be fully dissolved.
- Whisk in the melted butter, vanilla, and anise.
- In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture until combined into a smooth dough.
- To make larger pizzelles, use a rounded tablespoon of the dough, and to make the smaller ones, use a leveled off tablespoon. Place the desired amount of the dough in the center of each round iron on your pizzelle maker, then close and lock it. Cook for 25-30 seconds, until there is slight browning all around. Remove and let cool on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar when cool.