Old World Italian Pizzelles

Old World Italian Pizzelles

Makes 30 pizzelles

Great for the Holidays and a perfect “Old World Italian Dessert!” It is my Grandmother’s recipe! You can always double the ingredients and make more!


  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon anise seed or extract (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups flour (all purpose)
  • ½ cup butter, margarine or oil, melted (1/4 pound)
  • ¾ cups sugar


  • Beat eggs & sugar.
  • Add cooled melted butter or margarine, and vanilla and anise.
  • Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture.
  • Batter will be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon.
  • Batter can be refrigerated to be used at a later time.
  • Bake in pizzelle iron for approximately 30 seconds or until crisp.
  • Enjoy!

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