My grandma's easy and delicious pizzelle recipe for the classic Italian cookie. Lightly sweetened and flavored with vanilla and whiskey (with options for anise and other flavors), they are wonderfully crisp and buttery, and perfect for holiday gift-giving!
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs and sugar together until thick and pale in color, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the melted butter and beat until thoroughly combined and incorporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the whiskey and vanilla and beat to combine. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour and baking powder, mixing until thoroughly combine and smooth.
Follow the instructions of your pizzelle maker for cooking the pizzelle (this is the one I have). I drop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter using this scoop and then cook to desired doneness (about 1½ minutes for me, but time can vary based on machine and personal preference).
Remove pizzelle from the machine using a thin spatula and transfer to a wire rack until cool. Serve plain or dusted with powdered sugar. Pizzelle can be stored in a container at room temperature for up to 1 month.