Classic Pizzelles

With Easter less than a week away, I am feeling really behind on my baking. I usually like to make a couple of yummy treats to enjoy with coffee after a nice dinner. Or, you know, for breakfast…

I’ve already shared one of my Easter favorites, Italian Biscuit Cookies. Pizzelles are another favorite of mine. We make them for Christmas and Easter. If you have never had a pizzelle, it’s basically a light, waffle-like cookie that is baked in a cookie press to give it it’s unique shape and design. I love pizzelles because they are not overly sweet or too heavy.

Obviously, without the iron, it’s a little difficult to make these cookies. I highly recommend this Cuisinart Pizzelle Press. I’ve had it for years and it works great! I don’t typically like to have a bunch of appliances lying around, but this one is a must for this Italian girl!

Classic Pizzelles

Classic Pizzelles
Yield: approx. 32 cookies

Classic Pizzelles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Classic Pizzelles - The classic Italian cookie! Perfect for holidays and entertaining!


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or anise)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until well-combined. Stir in the melted butter and extract. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined, do not overmix.
  3. Cook according to the manufacuter’s directions on your pizzelle maker. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

Classic Pizzelles

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