Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 5 min./batch


7 dozen

Updated: Mar. 02, 2023
This recipe was adapted from one that my Italian-born mother and grandmother followed. They used old irons on a gas stove, but now we have the convenience of electric pizzelle irons. These delectable cookies are still a traditional treat in our family. —Elizabeth Schwartz, Trevorton, Pennsylvania


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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