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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Pizzelles III

Rating: 4.64 stars
This recipe calls for a batter-like dough and is baked on a pizzelle iron. Powdered sugar adds an elegant touch. In the Italian version, vanilla is replaced by anise. Chocolate may also be used.

Pizzelle-Italian Tradition

Rating: 4.57 stars
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: 4.72 stars
An thin traditional anise flavored Italian cookie made with a pizzelle iron.

Pumpkin Pizzelle

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

Pizzelles I

Rating: 4.82 stars
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.
By Ed

Anise Pizzelles

Rating: 4.56 stars
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.

Grandma's Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Rating: 4 stars
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.

Pizzelles IV

Rating: 4.61 stars
You will need a pizzelle iron to make these traditional Italian cookies.

My Nancy's Pizzelles

Rating: 4.64 stars
A spicy pizzelle cookie for using with a pizzelle iron.

Orange Pizzelle

Rating: 3.67 stars
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.

Hungarian Pizzelle

Rating: 4.67 stars
My Hungarian grandmother makes this thin and delicate version of the traditional pizzelle. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and store in an airtight container.

Nonna's Pizzelle

Rating: 4 stars
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!

Inspiration and Ideas

18 Italian Christmas Cookies to Try This Year
Make your holidays a little sweeter with these Italian-inspired Christmas cookies.
Chocolate Pizzelle
Rating: Unrated
The perfect pizzelle for the chocoholics in your life.

Paleo Cassava Pizzelles

The perfect little cassava flour paleo pizzelle - because who doesn't want to have a waffle cone that keeps your tummy happy?