Pizzelles   “Pizzelles are one of the oldest cookies recorded in the world, dating back to 700 BC.  This recipe came with my Villaware pizzelle iron, which I believe is the best iron you can buy. You really need follow your manufacturer’s recipe, since all irons are slightly different.  Some use oil.  Some say use melted margarine and never substitute oil.   Using butter changes the dough and it makes a sticky mess on the iron. I’ve had about four irons and my favorite is the Villaware, NON-TEFLON!  The Teflon iron makes a thicker pizzelle, and I like mine thin and delicate! If you color the dough, you can make these for any holiday.  Grab a stool or chair by your work space.  These take about 45 minutes to make. They are worth it. One pizzelle is only 66 calories and 2 Weight Watcher points.  Enjoy!”

Makes:  30



3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla extract or anise extract
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting



1. Plug in pizzelle iron to preheat.
2. Put waxed paper under your iron to trap any leakage from the iron.
3. Lay waxed paper on the countertop or table to place pizzelles when you remove them from the iron. Grab a seat and start the fun! It takes about 45 minutes to make one batch.
4. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar.
5. Add melted margarine and extract.
6. Add flour and baking powder. Dough will be sticky.
7. Follow directions for your iron. I grease or spray the iron in the beginning only once, before I make the first one. I use one teaspoon of dough for each pizzelle. Use a thin butter knife or spreader to lift the pizzelles off the iron when they are done.
8. Dust with confectioner’s sugar as soon as they come off the iron.
9. Store pizzelles in a tin. They last for a few weeks.

Add to the above batter For Variations:
Chocolate Pizzelles:
¼ c. cocoa
¼ c. sugar
¼ tsp. baking powder

Colored Pizzelles : just add coloring to the dough

Pizzelles with Nuts: add ½ c. finely chopped nuts

Swirled Pizzelles: (my own way) I put ½ teaspoon of chocolate dough and ½ teaspoon of vanilla dough for one pizzelle. I really like this! It is pretty and different.


Serving Size: 30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1/30
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 66
Calories from Fat: 13

* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 2g 2%
* Saturated Fat 0g 2%
* Cholesterol 14mg 5%
* Sodium 67mg 3%
* Potassium – – %
* Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
* Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
* Protein 0g 1%
* Sugars 7g
* Vitamin A 3%
* Vitamin C 0%
* Calcium 0%
* Iron 2%
* Thiamin – %
* Niacin – %
* Vitamin B6 – %
* Magnesium – %
* Folate – %

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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1 reply

  1. My favorite !! :))) I like them thin too


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