Vanilla Pizzelles

Vanilla Pizzelles


112 people made this

About this recipe: A classic Italian biscuit made baking a vanilla biscuit batter on a pizzelle iron. The resulting biscuits are crisp, vanilla-ry, buttery and totally moreish. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. There's an alternative recipe for chocolate pizzelles below.

Marianne Jungels

Serves: 24 

  • 3 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 110g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla. Sieve together the flour and baking powder and blend into the batter until smooth.
  2. Heat the pizzelle iron and brush with oil. Drop about one tablespoon of batter onto each circle on the iron. You may need to experiment with the amount of batter and baking time depending on the iron. Bake for 20 to 45 seconds or until steam is no longer coming out of the iron. Carefully remove biscuits from the iron. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
  3. For chocolate pizzelles, add 4 tablespoons cocoa sieved together with flour and baking powder, 4 tablespoons more sugar and 1/4 teaspoon more baking powder. The iron must be well oiled to start and then brush on more as needed.

Cookie how-to

Make perfect cookies every time with our How to make cookies guide!

Recently viewed

Reviews (1)


Where did you get a puzzle iron from? I have been looking but cannot find anyone in the UK that sells them. - 08 Dec 2014

Write a review

Click on stars to rate