Homemade Italian Pizzelle
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Pizzelle cookies mark the start of the Holiday season for me with their wonderful anise flavor and crispy texture. They are perfect with a cup of coffee, espresso or hot chocolate!

Everybody likes their pizzelle a certain way, but for me I like them not too soft and not too crispy, which is what this recipe delivers.

Fun fact, pizzelle are considered one of the oldest cookies!


Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 60
Best Season: Winter


Anise flavored crispy cookie.  



  1. Prepare the batter

    Bring the butter to room temperature. Whip the butter in a mixing bowl for a minute then add the sugar. Gradually mix in the eggs, one at a time. Add the anise. Slowly mix in the flour and baking powder until combined. Do not overmix. 

    Overmixing will cause the cookies to be tough and not turn out. You just want to mix until combined.
  2. Bake the cookies

    This step will depend on your pizzelle iron. Preheat the iron until it is ready (usually there is a light indicator). Scoop it around 1tbs of batter unto the iron for each cookie, close and cook for 60 seconds. As the iron gets hotter you may need to cook for 10 seconds or so less if you notice them browning too much. 

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