Pizzelle-Italian Tradition


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.

1 1/2 dozen


  • 6 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

806 Calories
36g Fat
107g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 806
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 267mg 89%
Sodium 615mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 157mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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