Crisp and light, these Italian favorites require a Pizzelle iron to make. You can use any flavoring you like, although anise is traditional.

Makes: 18Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 18


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. anise extract
  • 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder


  • Preheat Pizzelle iron.
  • Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. Blend in butter and anise. Stir in flour and baking powder.
  • Drop batter by rounded tablespoons (more or less) on Pizzelle iron.
  • Cook about 1 1⁄2 minutes, until steam stops. Remove from iron; lay flat on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.