Italian Pizzelles

Kelly Lamontagne


The flavor options are almost endless when making pizzelles from scratch.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
30 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    anise extract
  • ·
    powdered sugar

  • 2 tsp
    lemon extract, in place of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest, grated, in place of anise extract

  • 3 Tbsp
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp

  • 1 1/2 c
    nuts, ground or finely chopped

  • 3 tsp
    pure maple syrup, in place of vanilla & anise extract

  • 2 tsp
    favorite liqueur, in place of vanilla & anise

How to Make Italian Pizzelles


  1. In a bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
  2. In electric mixer, beat together eggs and sugar, add the melted butter, vanilla and anise extract.
  3. Add the flour mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. Preheat your pizzelle iron according to manufacturer directions and lightly spray the pizzelle grids with non-stick spray or lightly brush with vegetable oil.
  5. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonful onto center of each preheated grid. This amount can vary according to the size of your pizzelle maker.
  6. Close lid and bake approximately 40-50 seconds, depending on your preference for browning and/or the consistency of your batter.
  7. Be sure to lay hot pizzelle's in single layer to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled dust with powdered sugar. May be stored stacked in an airtight bag.

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About Italian Pizzelles

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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