You will need a pizzelle iron to make these traditional Italian cookies.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the pizzelle iron.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and sugar. Slowly add melted butter, vanilla, and anise extract, while mixing. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and anise seeds. If a thicker cookie is preferred, add 1/2 cup more flour.

  • Drop cookies by rounded tablespoons onto the center of the grid. Close the iron and cook until steaming stops. This could take 30 to 90 seconds, depending on the iron used.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 17.3g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 93.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2004
This made a nice batter that was easy to work with. I substituted 1 tsp. of orange extract for one of the teaspoons of vanilla. The anise seed gives this a nice nutty texture. My only regret is that I didn't invest in a more expensive pizzelle maker that would have given me a deeper imprint. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2017
I followed the recipe and felt there was hardly any flavor. my pizelles were so thin that they broke when you picked them up. not the recipe I am searching for. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2004
This made a nice batter that was easy to work with. I substituted 1 tsp. of orange extract for one of the teaspoons of vanilla. The anise seed gives this a nice nutty texture. My only regret is that I didn't invest in a more expensive pizzelle maker that would have given me a deeper imprint. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2005
This is an absolute perfect recipe for pizzelles they are delicious! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2008
Just the recipe I was looking for worked perfectly for my Teflon coated iron...The taste and texture were perfect. I followed a reviewers suggestion of putting the batter in a pastry bag excellent tip! My recipe made more than 18. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2008
My first time making pizzelles! I just gone done making this recipe and they turned out great! I omitted the anise extract & seeds added more vanilla extract & 2 tsp of cinnamon. Thin & crisp just like my Mom made! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
This is by far the BEST pizzelle recipe I've ever tried. They did not stick to the iron at all and were really delicious in flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2011
was out of anise extract so we substituted almond extract family loved the taste & texture Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2011
Makes very good pizzelles. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2015
If you want your pizelles to come out thin and crisp you need to hold the handle on your waffle iron down while they bake. Squeeze tight and they won't come out "cookie-like" but so thin and crispy you can see through them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2015
Love these. Making 2 at a time takes a bit of time. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2017
I followed the recipe and felt there was hardly any flavor. my pizelles were so thin that they broke when you picked them up. not the recipe I am searching for. Read More
(1)
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