Italian Pizzelle Cookies Recipe (The Oldest Known Cookie)

Our step-by-step Italian Pizzelle recipe will not only help you make this traditional treat, but it will also let you in on the passion and centuries-old tradition that has been conveyed through Italian kitchens.

 Start by whisking together the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and anise in a medium-sized bowl. Next, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder until the batter is smooth and lump-free.


Preheat your pizzelle iron maker close and cook for about 35–45 seconds or until they turn a light golden color.


Carefully take the cooked pizzelles out of the iron. At this point, they will be soft and pliable.


Place them on a cooling rack, where they will crisp up beautifully. Keep doing this until all of the dough has been used up.


Once all of your pizzelles are done and have cooled, sprinkle a little powdered sugar on each one and enjoy!


Grab the full recipe with all the possible variations on how to serve pizzelles via the link below!