Classic pizzelle cookies are beautiful, delicious treats made in a pizzelle press. They are light, crisp, and imprinted with amazing designs!
Classic pizzelle cookies are beautiful, delicious treats made in a pizzelle press. They are light, crisp, and imprinted with amazing designs!

A couple of years ago I got a pizzelle press using a gift card I was given. I had been “looking” at them for quite some time, and was thrilled to be able to get one online (without using my own money-yay!). The very first recipe I made using this appliance was this one for classic pizzelle cookies. YUM!

Pizzelle cookies are known for their beautiful, intricate designs which are cooked onto both sides of a thin round cookie. We enjoy their crispness and uniqueness, too! Pizzelle press appliances are very reasonable and there are a variety of models (and price ranges) available online. There’s many flavors and types (sweet and savory) of pizzelle recipes available, but today I want to show you how to make basic pizzelle cookies.

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Make The Pizzelle Cookie Dough

Place the eggs and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat well on low speed, using a hand mixer, until well combined and slightly thickened. Add melted (but cooled) butter and vanilla extract to the bowl, and mix only until just combined (about 15 seconds).

Three eggs and granulated sugar are placed in mixing bowl.Cooled, melted butter and vanilla extract are added to the pizzelle batter and combined.

In a large separate bowl, whisk together all purpose flour and baking powder. Add these “dry” ingredients to the “wet” ingredients and mix only until the ingredients are combined. Be careful NOT to overmix the batter.

All purpose flour and baking powder are whisked together in bowl.

Dry ingredients are added to the bowl of wet ingredients and combined.

Time To Cook Classic Pizzelle Cookies!

Preheat your pizzelle press (lid closed) following the manufacturer’s instructions for your model. Once the machine has thoroughly preheated, place a dollop (about a Tablespoon) of the thick cookie batter onto the center of each circle. Remember to follow the instructions for your particular appliance as to the quantity of batter to add! Once the lid has closed, the batter will spread out onto the gridded design, much like a waffle.

Cook classic pizzelle cookies for the time specified in the directions for your particular appliance (usually only a couple minutes). When done, remove the cookies immediately from the machine. Bring the machine back to heat before continuing to cook the remaining cookies.

A pizzelle press being preheated before adding batter.Pizzelle cookie batter will be added to the center of each circle and then will be cooked.

Trim And Cool The Cookies

When you take the pizzelle cookies off the press, place them on a wire rack to cool. If there are any extra bits of cookie around the edges, simply use kitchen scissors or a knife to remove them while still warm. Think of it as giving these cookies a little trim around the edges, if necessary. As the cookies cool, they will become crisper.

Continue cooking until you have used all the batter up. Don’t fret if some of your classic pizzelle cookies aren’t perfect… it happens. If it is your first time making these delicious cookies, know that they still taste absolutely delicious!

Classic pizzelle cookies cooling on wire rack after being removed from machine after cooking.

Time To Enjoy Some Classic Pizzelle Cookies!

The beautiful imprint of the patterns on the pizzelle cookies is what gives them their charm! Crisp, light and delicious, they are a perfect food gift for the holidays (or any time). Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving a Christmas plate stacked with these little beauties! YUM!

Beautiful designs are imprinted on both sides of classic pizzelle cookies.A side view of how thin the classic pizzelle cookies are.Holding up one of the crisp, classic pizzelle cookies, which is ready to be enjoyed!

I hope you have the opportunity to make these unique, yummy, classic pizzelle cookies for those you love! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you’ll come back again soon. Take care, and enjoy your day!

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Original recipe source: Cuisinart Pizzelle Press instruction manual (came with the appliance), page 5, published by Cuisinart, 2017

Classic Pizzelle Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

Classic pizzelle cookies are beautiful, delicious treats made in a pizzelle press. They are light, crisp, and imprinted with amazing designs!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic pizzelle cookies
Servings: 24 cookies (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 101 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons butter (1 stick) melted, and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
Instructions
  1. Place eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low speed, using a hand mixer, until combined/slightly thickened. Add melted (but cooled) butter and vanilla to bowl; mix only until just combined (about 15 seconds).

  2. In a large separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Add to egg/sugar mixture. Mix only until combined. Do NOT overmix.

  3. Preheat pizzelle press (lid closed) following manufacturer's instructions. Once preheated, place about a Tablespoon of batter onto the center of each circle. Follow instructions for your appliance as to quantity of batter to add. Cook for time specified for your particular appliance (usually a couple minutes). When done, remove cookies immediately from machine. Bring machine back to heat before continuing to cook remaining cookies.

  4. When you take cookies off the press, place them on a wire rack to cool. If there are any extra bits of cookie around the edges, use kitchen scissors or a knife to remove them while still warm. As cookies cool, they will become crisp. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Classic Pizzelle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 Comment on Classic Pizzelle Cookies

  1. I have been doing pizzelle for a number of years. As a matter of fact I am working with my 3rd pizzelle maker. One year I made the cookie and when it was still warm made small cups for ice cream (did this when I participated at a Calendar Party in an Adult Care Home) everyone were asking where did I got these cups when I told them that I made them the ladies were surprised.

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