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Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Italian Pizzelles

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 60 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


These classic Italian pizzelle cookies use anise to flavor them and make the perfect Christmas cookie!


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 C melted butter
  • 2 T anise flavoring
  • 3 3/4 C flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder


  1. In the bowl of your mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs on high for 10 minutes. Gradually add the sugar and beat well. Add the anise, baking powder and melted butter. Beat. Switch to your paddle attachment and add flour. Mix until combined.
  2. Heat your pizzelle iron until hot. Using a level 1 1/2″ scoop, place batter onto iron, close the iron and cook until done, about 1 minute. Remove and place on a flat surface to cool.


Feel free to use vanilla in place of the anise flavoring if you want a different flavor.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg

Keywords: Christmas cookies, Italian cookies

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