These little cookies look like a piece of art, but they truly do taste as good as they look! When I was making these last night, I could not stop eating them and either could my 3 year old daughter, so great for the whole family! What I love about these Italian waffle cookies is that you can add so many different flavors to appeal to everyone’s taste buds.
My Favorite Flavor Add Ons:
Sprinkles (for Sophie)
So what is a Pizzelle and what does the word mean? A Pizzelle can be hard and crisp or soft and chewy depending on the recipe that you use and comes from the Italian word Pizze meaning round or flat. The original recipe from my Nanny creates a crispy cookie that can be enjoyed all by itself, with ice cream, coffee or dipped in chocolate! I hope you all enjoy these as much as our family!
The Art of The Pizzelle
Classic Italian waffle cookie
- Yield: 18 1x
- 3 Eggs
- 4 Tbsp Sugar, Granulated
- 2 Tbsp Butter, Melted
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Flour
- ¼ tsp Baking Powder
- heat pitzelle maker (follow instructions of machine)
- combine and whisk eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract
- slowly add flour and baking powder
- whisk until combined and all lumps are gone
- add 1 Tbsp of batter to pitzelle maker and bake until golden brown
- serve immediately or save for later!
Aunt Pat says
Hey Kristen. Congratulations of INKFOODS. I am so glad that Nannies recipes will stay in the family for all time. In my baking years I have used so many of her recipes each year. For Uncle Mario's party Uncle Don and I made about 200 - 250 Pizzelles for the guests. We are so proud of you and Steph. Happy baking and I hope that all will enjoy your recipes - new and old.
kristen massad says
Thank you!! I am excited to work through her recipes and enjoy them! Love u!
Hey Kristen, your recipes are great! I tried the watermelon+lime popsicles and they were fantastic. How would I create a lemon-lavender flavoring for the pitzelles?
kristen massad says
Hey Claire! I am so glad you loved the popsicles, they are my favorite! The Pizzelles are super easy to make and I know you will enjoy these as well. I add 2 tsp of lemon zest and 1 tsp of fresh lavender. I like the lemon flavor a little stronger, but you can adjust it to your liking! Enjoy!