Nick's Pizzelle Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Marcie H

This is a recipe that was handed down in my husband's family. You need a Pizzelle iron. It is an easy recipe. It is the only cookie recipe I know without looking at a recipe. Just remember: 3,3,3 and 1,1. We have to make it every Christmas or it just isn't Christmas.

Top Review by jennifer in new jer

The first time around the batch didnt come out for me. The pitzelles, although beautiful, were very soft and spongy. However, I am a horrific baker so whatever happened was completely on this end. I re-did it again and really lessened the flour as the directions did state "about". I also added just a touch amount more oil; like maybe a tsp b/c i was using this freshly ground organic flour and i think that made a difference in the texture. The second time around they came out great. I was sure to really grease the pitzelle iron though and wait until it was super hot to do this b/c my pitzelle iron directions said it had to be very well greased. Thank you for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the eggs, sugar, oil and anise seed together.
  2. Slowly mix in the flour a little at a time.
  3. The batter should not be too thick.
  4. You may not use the full cup of flour.
  5. At this point you may also add a little brandy if you like, I don't.
  6. Slowly drop about a teaspoon full on to a hot Pizzelle iron until lightly brown on both sides.
  7. Cool and enjoy.

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