Italian Pizzelle Cookies

{My sister and me being silly in the kitchen}


It is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to go through a single Christmas season and not bake all of our traditional Italian Christmas cookies.  Because there are soooo many recipes and so many different types of cookies I decided to post only one of my absolute FAVORITES, Pizzelle Cookies. They require very few ingredients and are very easy to make. To be completely honest I have no idea how many this recipe makes, but all I know is that it looked like a TON. By the looks of it, and before I ate about half my body weight in Pizzelle’s, it seemed to be at least a couple dozen.

This is my family recipe so shhhhh! Its a secret, well not for long. Sorry mom…


Italian Pizzelle Cookies

 3 1/4 Cups of flour
1 1/4 Cups of sugar
6 Eggs
4 Tsp Baking powder
1 Tbsp of Anise or Vanilla Extract
2 Sticks of butter room temperature
Powdered Sugar for Dusting
*Also need a Pizzelle griddle/waffle iron

To make the Pizzelles:

1. Preheat waffle iron
2. Beat eggs, sugar, and butter together
3. Add Anise or Vanilla Extract
4. Gradually mix in flour and baking powder until a dough forms
5. Drop about a Tbsp of dough onto each griddle. Once the steam subsides and they look a golden color they are ready to come off. (Every year we use a knife to pluck them off the griddle.  You may also have to spray PAM so they don’t stick. We don’t because ours tend not get stuck to our iron)
6. Since the dough tends to spill over a little you can use a pizza cutter, like we do, to trim the edges so they look nice and neat.
6. Place on cooling rack.
7. Once completely cool dust with some powdered sugar!
This is what ours looked like:


{Our pizzelles}

When the Pizzelle’s are cooled and coated with a dusting of powdered sugar we like to stack them, with doiles in between each one, wrap them with cellophane, and pass them out to our family and friends.  Not only do they look beautiful, they taste delicious too! Here is the picture of the final product before we passed them out! Enjoy!


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One thought on “Italian Pizzelle Cookies

  1. Stephanie says:

    These are one of my favorite holiday cookies ❤ and the recipe was easy to follow….Thank you gems and gelato

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