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
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
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 cookie equals 113 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g 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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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"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Can you use less eggs???"

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

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

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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