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Pizzelle are wafer-thin, waffle-like Italian cookies that are flavored with anise and vanilla. Pizzelle are popular around the holidays but can be enjoyed all year round!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 30 pizzelle


  • 3 1/2 cups (420g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons (16g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) kosher salt
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons (18g) anise extract
  • 2 teaspoons (9g) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter melted, and at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (28g) confectioner's sugar optional, for dusting
  • cooking spray for the pizzelle iron


  • Preheat the pizzelle iron and in a medium-sized bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, anise, and vanilla until smooth, then add the butter and whisk until combined.
  • Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture just until blended taking care to not overmix.
  • Spray the pizzelle iron with the cooking spray and using a cookie scoop, add approximately 2 tablespoons worth of the batter into each mold and close the lid.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cooking (Palmer's is 35-45 seconds or until steaming stops). Use a fork to remove and transfer the pizzelle to a wire rack to cool and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  • Once cooled, dust the pizzelle with the confectioner's sugar, if desired.


  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for using the pizzelle iron since not all irons are the same.
  • Be sure to give the pizzelle iron ample time to warm up before using, and cool down completely before storing again.
  • Other flavors, such as orange extract or lemon extract can be substituted for anise extract.
  • Pizzelle can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Serving: 1pizzelle | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.6g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 11.1g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg