Anise Pizzelle

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


about 2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
These lovely, golden brown anise pizzelle cookies have a crisp texture and delicate anise flavor. I create them using a pizzelle iron. —Barbara Colucci, Rockledge, Florida


  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise extract


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and butter until smooth. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in aniseed and extracts.
  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 76 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.