Nick's Pizzelle Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

jennifer in new jersey January 27, 2009

I am in the process of making these right now. I just got back from the Goodwill where I found what looks to be a brand new Pizzelle iron :) I made the first half with out brandy and the second half with brandy. We definitely like the brandy in it better. I think I would use about 1 to 2 tablespoons for the whole recipe. And of coarse sprinkle with powdered sugar. These are very good! I will be making these for my son's wedding rehearsal this summer and serve them with the coffee. Thank you for posting! I can't wait to serve my guests.
Rachel Castle

Rachel Castle February 02, 2012

This is the easiest Pizzelle recipe I've ever used. I made it with Lemon Extract instead of Anise seeds, and when I close the Pizzelle iron, the batter sings!!

Chef Italiano December 26, 2007

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