Rating: 4.82 stars
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

You must have a pizzelle iron to make these wafer thin cookies. My pizzelle iron is the single cookie iron that you break into 4 triangles.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix ingredients in order given. Should be the consistency of a drop cookie.

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  • Heat Pizzelle Iron. Drop about 1 heaping teaspoon on hot iron, wait approx. 40 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 42.9g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 74.4mg; sodium 298.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
I have been looking everywhere for this particular pizzelle recipe!!!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH It makes the BEST pizzells ever.Only thing I changed is to use anise oil if you can find it its usually sold in drugstores.It doesn't loose flavor as much as the extract but becareful you don't need near as much either! THANKS again for this recipe I was beging to think I would never find it I could only remember the amount of eggs Read More
(97)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2019
If I made these again I would cut the anise by 1/2. The amount of anise was pretty strong. Read More
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I have been looking everywhere for this particular pizzelle recipe!!!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH It makes the BEST pizzells ever.Only thing I changed is to use anise oil if you can find it its usually sold in drugstores.It doesn't loose flavor as much as the extract but becareful you don't need near as much either! THANKS again for this recipe I was beging to think I would never find it I could only remember the amount of eggs Read More
(97)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2005
Awesome recipe! Thank you Ed, I lost my recipe. I substituted vanilla for the anise. I find my younger children like it better. It's yummy either way! Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
The definitive pizzelle. I have a hand iron so I cannot speak for those with electric ones, but these are the best I have made in 30 years of italian baking. An option for "purists"; oil of anise can be substituted for anise flavoring...itlends a marvelous flavor but watch out because you only need about half as much [taste and add carefully, if you like instead of anise flavoring]. thanks for a great recipe Read More
(55)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
Great recipe just huge. And I think I need a nicer pizzelle iron after this...mine just doesn't imprint as nicely as the ones in the picture! Make sure you have enough anise extract - 1 oz. is only 2 1/2 Tbsp. so you need two small bottles of it if you make the entire recipe. Another thing - if you have a small pizzelle maker like mine cut the recipe in half. I ended up tossing some of my batter because I just would never eat that many. I probably made about 80 or 100 and could have made 50 more. Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2008
Yum, for chocolate add 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Oh and the cookies freeze well Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2008
This is a cookie that you either love or hate (depending on how you feel about the licorice flavor). I grew up with these as both my mother and grandmother make them every holiday season and they are hands down my favorite cookie. Definitely use the anise oil though instead of the extract (use half the amt called for) it gives much more of a true flavor. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
These are good. Did anyone else realize that Pizzelles I, II, and III are just different size batches of the same recipe? Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2007
This recipe has become a family favorite in my household. I've been using it for a couple years and have changed the recipe at times but always come back to the original. I love these cookies! I hadn't had them since I was a kid until I found this recipe. This recipe makes a huge batch! I must have a smaller iron than Ed because I ended up with 100 cookies the size of CDs. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2009
I leave out the anise and use vanilla. Also put a shot each of rum and brandy. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2019
If I made these again I would cut the anise by 1/2. The amount of anise was pretty strong. Read More