Pizzelle Cookie Recipes

Got a pizzelle iron? Find delicious and easy Italian pizzelle recipes, including classic anise flavored ones and soon-to-be classic chocolate flavored ones.

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Rating: 4.5 stars 176
Italian waffle cookies formed and baked in a special iron are fun treats.
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Norwegian Krumkake

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Serve these cookies plain, or dip them in chocolate and fill with cream!

Pizzelle-Italian Tradition

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
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.

Pizzelles II

Rating: 4.5 stars 202
An thin traditional anise flavored Italian cookie made with a pizzelle iron.

Pumpkin Pizzelle

Rating: 2 stars 3
A fall flavor in a traditional Italian cookie! If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Pizzelles I

Rating: 5 stars 58
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.

Chocolate Pizzelles

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
These are thin waferlike cookies and you must have a pizzelle iron to make them. The Italians call them "Pizzelle Alle Nocciole".

Anise Pizzelles

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Italian Pizzelles made with anise oil. You will need to have a pizzelle iron to make these cookies. This recipe makes a very large batch.

Nonna's Pizzelle

Rating: 4 stars 3
My great-grandmother's pizzelle recipe, which my mother has adapted for pizzelle presses or irons (I use a Cuisinart® double pizzelle press). A family must-have at all of our holiday dinners, especially Christmas!

Pizzelles IV

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
You will need a pizzelle iron to make these traditional Italian cookies.

Orange Pizzelle

Rating: 4 stars 4
A thin and crispy Italian wafer flavored with orange zest. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without orange pizzelle! I own a Villaware® Prima Pizzelle Baker. It makes 2 pizzelle at a time. Store in an airtight container.

Grandma's Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 2
An Italian waffle cookie made with a pizzelle iron. Sprinkled with powdered sugar. Once completely cooled, store in a container with a well-fitting lid.

Inspiration and Ideas

19 Italian Christmas Cookies to Try This Year
Make your holidays a little sweeter with these Italian-inspired Christmas cookies.
Gingerbread Pizzelle
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Spicy gingerbread-flavored pizzelle taste like the winter holidays, but can be served any time of year! Ice them if you wish. Store in a tightly-sealed container.
Chocolate Pizzelle
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Mocha Pizzelle
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Grandma's Waffle Cookies (Pizzelles)

I could always count on finding these authentic Italian cookies in Grandma's freezer, and her house always smelled yummy! They're great dipped in milk. Grandpa was a blacksmith and actually made their waffle iron, which I still have, although I use my modern electric pizzelle maker when making these.