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Classic Pizzelle

Author: PJ Hamel

Classic Pizzelle Recipe

No Italian holiday is complete without crisp, buttery pizzelle. Rather than the typical anise flavor, we've made them a bit more neutral with a splash of good quality vanilla. Nonna turning over in her grave? You can still use the anise.

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At a glance

30 to 50 pizzelle, depending on size
Nutrition information


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  1. Beat the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla until well combined.
  2. Stir in the flour and baking powder, mixing until smooth.
  3. Add the melted butter, again mixing until smooth; the batter will be thick and soft.
  4. Heat your pizzelle iron. Grease it as directed in the manufacturer's instructions. As the iron heats, the batter will stiffen.
  5. Cook the pizzelle according to the instructions that came with your iron. In general, they'll take between 45 seconds and 2 1/2 minutes to brown.
  6. Remove the pizzelle from the iron, and cool on a rack. If desired, use a pair of scissors to trim any ragged edges.
  7. Dust cooled pizzelle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 21g
  • Servings Per Batch 30
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 80
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.