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Classic Pizzelle
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Classic Pizzelles

Classic Pizzelles are a light and crispy Italian waffle cookie. These are flavored with only vanilla to let their buttery goodness shine through. However, they can be dressed up with a sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar or melted chocolate, or flavored with lemon zest or the more traditional anise. However served, these classic pizzelles are perfect for dessert, the holidays, or anytime you want a special treat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 36 Pizzelles
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • ¾ cup (5.25 ounces, 149 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ¾ cups (7.25 ounces, 206 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick 4 ounces, 113 grams unsalted butter, melted and cooled


  • Beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well combined, about 1 minute.
  • Sift in salt and baking soda; beat until well incorporated, about 30 seconds.
  • Add flour; beat on low until smooth. Add melted butter; beat on low until well combined and the batter is smooth.
  • Heat pizzelle maker and lightly brush with vegetable oil. Drop batter into circles and cook according to manufacturer's instructions, between 1 and 2 minutes to achieve golden brown color.
  • Remove from pizzelle maker. While still warm, cut into perfect circles using a cookie cutter, or trim rough edges with scissors. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar or coat in melted chocolate.
  • Store in air-tight container for up to a week.
  • Yield: 36 pizzelles.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg