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Overhead image of pizzelle on a wire cooling rack with whole anise seeds and powdered sugar.
Thin & Crisp Pizzelle
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

The thinnest, lightest, most crisp pizzelle recipe ever!  They're just as light as air, & this recipe is truly authentic, with plenty of sweet anise flavor.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: how to make pizzelle cookies, pizzelle, pizzelle cookies, pizzelle recipe
Servings: 30 cookies (approx.)
Calories: 76 kcal
  1. Preheat a pizzelle maker, and lightly mist the plates with non-stick spray.  Wipe the plates of the pizzelle maker lightly, to remove any excess.*

  2. Place the eggs, sugar, anise seed, vanilla, and anise extract in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Stir in the melted butter.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until smooth.
  5. Place about a tablespoon of batter on each of the hot pizzelle maker plates, and close the lid.  
  6. Cook until only a few wisps of steam are escaping from the pizzelle maker, and the pizzelles look lightly golden.
  7. Use a fork or small spatula to remove the cooked pizzelles to a wire rack to cool.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar, if using.

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Recipe Notes

*You only need to do this once, before starting.  There is no need to do it after every pizzelle.

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Nutrition Facts
Thin & Crisp Pizzelle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.