Pizzelle Recipe
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Pizzelle Recipe

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This recipe was adapted from one used by my Italian-born mother and grandmother. They used old irons on a gas stove, but now we have the convenience of electric pizzelle irons. The cookies are so delectable and beautiful, they're worth it! —Elizabeth Schwartz, Trevorton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 84 servings


  • 18 eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon anise oil
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and oils until smooth. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  2. Bake in a preheated pizzelle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Pizzelle in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p67

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janlmorrow 214865
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"4 star rating GREAT Recipe! I too have a real Pizzelle Maid Automatic Iron and the recipe that came with it has lots of eggs in it, too. I believe the real Italian recipes do have lots of eggs, the other recipes must come with the waffle iron that converts into pizzelle iron. They are delicious and I don't use anise in mine, (my family doesn't care licorce) I use rum instead. Wonderful cookies. My recipe differs a little bit from this one. Bake on"

randd4evr 161309
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Can you use less eggs???"

gwashington1961 116083
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"Oh yes! This Pizzelli Recipe is the real deal. I personally love the anise oil flavoring. I am amazied at the size of the recipe. The yield is 84 Servings (7 Dozen Cookies). They will store well, sealed into an airtight container. I will love giving them as Christmas presents at Christmas, or any other Special Occassions for those who love Italian Pizzelli. Count on getting a new electric Pizzelli Iron, rather than counting on a stove top iron. Enjoy!"

quistis1085 175395
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"My Italian grandma had a recipe just like this. True Italian pizzelles require a lot of eggs."

MyLadyMarion 108026
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I have a recipe for Pizzelle which came with my Pizzelle Iron but mine only calls for 3 eggs this one calls for way to many eggs."

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