Sunday, May 19 2024
Pizzelles are traditional Italian waffle cookies that have been a staple in Italian households for centuries.
Originating from the Abruzzo region in South-Central Italy, these delicate, crisp cookies are often associated with holidays and special occasions.
They are known for their beautiful snowflake-like patterns and a subtle sweetness that pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.
This recipe will guide you through the process of making your own pizzelles at home.
Servings: 24 cookies
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of anise seeds or extract (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract. If you’re using anise seeds or extract, add it at this point.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Gradually add this to the egg mixture and mix until the batter is smooth.
  4. Preheat your pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Drop a tablespoon of batter onto the center of the pizzelle iron. Close the lid and bake for about 1-2 minutes, or until the pizzelles are golden brown.
  6. Carefully remove the pizzelle with a spatula and place it on a wire rack to cool. The pizzelle will become crisp as it cools.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter, making sure to cool the pizzelle iron slightly between batches to prevent the cookies from getting too dark.
  8. Once cooled, pizzelles can be dusted with powdered sugar for extra sweetness, if desired.
Enjoy these delightful cookies with your loved ones and experience a piece of Italian tradition right at your home!
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