Pizzelle Recipe

Italian Pizzelle Cookies are crisp, buttery, and delicious. They're a Christmas tradition, but you should make them today!


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • lemon zest, optional
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons anise seed, optional


  1. Beat eggs, add sugar, gradually add melted butter, then vanilla
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, anise (if using)
  3. Add dry mixture to wet gradually, stir in lemon zest (if using)
  4. Drop spoonfuls on a hot pizzelle iron and cook according to iron instructions (mine has a light that goes on and off when they are done) remove and cool on a wire rack, or roll into ice cream cone shape and set aside to cool.


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You can take two of these and make nutella sandwiches, or sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with ice cream... or just eat them all up plain!

Heirloom recipe from the Italian side of Steph's family
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 36

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 25
Calories 69

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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