Pizelles (Italian Waffle Cookies)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by HeatherFeather

This recipe is from Great Nana. She said it was originally from her best friend, Jean, and tastes exactly like the ones her mother-in-law always made, so it became her preferred version. You need a pizelle maker in order to make this recipe. I accidentally added almond extract and thought it tasted great, but Nana did not use it.

Top Review by Pam-I-Am

I made these for a party I'm going to that has an Italian theme. I used the vanilla and almond extract and only 2 tsp of the anise extract as I'm not a huge fan of that flavor. With that reduction, I could equally taste all three flavors in the cookie. I borrowed an electric Krumkake waffle iron to make these (now I want one!). I have a few failures and almost gave up, but after the iron got hotter, they began to turn out fine. They are so light and crisp and so pretty. I will dust them with the powdered sugar tomorrow just before the party. Thanks for postin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pizelle iron according to manufacture's instructions.
  2. Beat eggs well with sugar, then blend in the slightly cooled melted margarine.
  3. Add oil, extracts, baking powder, and flour (add this 1 cup at a time, mixing in slowly).
  4. Pour small ladlefuls of batter onto your heated pizelle iron and cook for just 30 seconds to 1 minute or according to the directions on your pizelle iron.
  5. They will be lightly golden when cooked, but still soft -- remove quickly with tongs to a cooling rack.
  6. As the next cookie is baking, the first cookie will cool and get crisp -- dust both sides withpowderd sugar, and remove to plate.
  7. Serve with coffee.

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