This requires a pizzelle iron, similar to a waffle iron in appearance. Makes thin wafer-like cookies with snowflake designs, an Italian tradition for Christmas or anytime.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until light. Add the sugar, butter, lemon zest and vanilla, mix well. Stir in the flour and baking powder.

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  • Heat pizzelle iron. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto the center of the patterns, close the lid and cook for about 30 seconds. Test the cooking time on the first one, because temperatures may vary. Remove cookies carefully from the iron and cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

806 calories; 36.4 g total fat; 267 mg cholesterol; 615 mg sodium. 107 g carbohydrates; 14.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
I just bought a pizzelle maker and have been experimenting with different recipes. These turned out great........ thin and crispy. We loved them! They're addicting. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2009
This recipe is for someone who wants an "Italian Like" cookie. If you want the real thing omit the lemon zest and add 1 to 2 tsp. anise extract or 1 tsp. anise oil. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
I just bought a pizzelle maker and have been experimenting with different recipes. These turned out great........ thin and crispy. We loved them! They're addicting. Thanks! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
I just bought a pizzelle maker and have been experimenting with different recipes. These turned out great........ thin and crispy. We loved them! They're addicting. Thanks! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
My grandparents used to make pizzelles and have them fresh and ready for us when we visited. When my grandmother passed away I got the pizzelle iron but no recipe! This recipe has the head-on exact taste of hers and everybody LOVED them. THANKS!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2003
These came really good! But I only added 3 cups of flour instead of 3 1/2 and put anise extract instead of Lemon Zest. I also put about a tablespoon of anise seeds. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2009
This recipe is for someone who wants an "Italian Like" cookie. If you want the real thing omit the lemon zest and add 1 to 2 tsp. anise extract or 1 tsp. anise oil. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
"Purists" who swear by anise when making a pizzelle don't know what they're missing when they refuse to accept other flavors. This recipe is awesome! I also made it with the zest of clementines (it's what I had on hand) and a little orange extract in the batter... oh my god what a cookie... Afterwards I dusted the finished product with powdered sugar. Heavenly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2005
pizzelle s it made 5 doz Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2010
Delicious! We cooked them about 20 seconds then rolled them while still hot... added a sweetened ricotta filling for a "canolli." Best snowed-in day ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
Excellent recipe. My family has been making these for a hundred years. Another good flavor to use is Anise in about the same quantities as the other flavors. My company loves them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
Almost identical to my grandmother's recipe from what I can tell. Delicious. even made a batch of dough the day before I baked them to save some time. Read More
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