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Whip up some classic Italian pizzelle and add a bit of sweetness to your day! Pizzelle, sometimes spelled pizelles or even picelles, are traditional Italian waffle-style cookies that are made with anise flavoring – giving them a unique aroma and flavor. These thin yet crispy treats can be eaten as is or brought to life by adding a variety of toppings for endless possibilities in creating the perfect dessert. With warm holiday flavors, these delicious pizzelle will fill your home with nostalgic smells and bring friends and family together as you share these special moments over delightful conversations.


Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle: Not just delicious, but also very pretty to look at!


Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle is a traditional Italian Florentine treat that takes you back in time. This classic cookie is made using a pizzelle iron and simple ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, butter or vegetable oil, and of course, anise extract for flavor. With crispy edges and slightly chewy middles, these delicious cookies are perfect for holidays and special occasions. Not only are they delicious on their own but can be used to make creative sandwiches and traditional desserts such as cannoli or ice cream cones. No matter how you enjoy them, the warm aroma of anise will fill your kitchen while baking Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle!


Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle

Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle


What is a Pizzelle Iron?


Pizzelle irons are a unique and interesting kitchen tool that adds a fun dimension to any dessert or snack. The pizzelle iron is actually a type of griddle that looks like two circular plates pressed together. When these plates are heated with oil, you can use the pizzelle iron by pouring on the dough to make delicious thin Italian-style wafers called “pizzelle”.


In recent years, the pizzelle iron has made a comeback – but undergoing some major upgrades! Nowadays it is equipped with temperature settings and buttons for extra versatility. Moreover, many models come in stylish stainless steel rather than aluminum, making them even safer to use in your kitchen! So if you’re looking for an exciting new addition to your kitchen supplies, look no further than a pizzelle iron – it’ll add flair and flavor in all the best places.


Pizzelle Iron

Pizzelle Iron


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Pizzelles have something special that sets them apart from other classic Italian desserts: their unique, irresistible flavor. Made with a blend of eggs, butter, sugar, and flour, these crispy waffle-like treats are light yet wonderfully flavorful with the addition of vanilla extract and lemon zest. Other ingredients such as anise extract can be added for extra flavor variations. They are easily modified to fit specific lifestyles – gluten-free variations exist and nut-or berry-based flavors can be included for those with dietary restrictions. From traditional recipes passed down through generations to modernized gluten-free versions, it’s no wonder that these delicious cookies have maintained their presence in homes around the world.


One of my favorite cookies! Yum!

One of my favorite cookies! Yum!


Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle


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Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle

Classic Italian Anise Pizzelle

Do you love the taste of freshly made Italian treats? Then you’ll adore Pizzelle! The classic, delicious and delectable Italian cookie. Whether it is your first time trying waffle-like Pizelle or if you’re a long-time fan, this post will open up new possibilities to enjoy the flavors of Italy! We’ll show you why Pizelle has been adored for centuries and explore ways to make creative variations of this timeless snack.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 101 kcal


  • 1 Pizzelle Iron


Let's gather the ingredients!

  • 3 large eggs fresh, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp aniseed ground
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp anise extract


Let's Begin!

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and butter until smooth and pale.
  • Combine flour and baking powder, then gradually to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the aniseed, vanilla extract, and anise extract.
  • Bake in a preheated pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  • Serve and enjoy with family and friends!


Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 152IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Anise, Classic, italian, Pizzelle
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Pizzelle are a traditional Italian cookie, typically made around Christmas time. They are usually flavored with anise and have a distinct crispy texture. This recipe is my take on the classic pizzelle, using a vanilla bean paste to give the cookies a beautiful flecked appearance and flavor. I hope you enjoy them!


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