These traditional Italian cookies are delicate and have a light anise flavoring.  Many of us remember them as holiday cookies or cookies that graced the cookie table at a wedding.  I remember spending hours helping to make these with family members using the traditional pizzelles irons.  That was a long time ago and now we have electric pizzelle makers that makes them easy to make.

The recipe I have used margarine instead of butter.  My pizzelle maker recipe calls for butter and states no substitute.  Butter is nearly $4 a pound in my area and I pulled my old recipe out to give it a try with my electric pizzelle maker.  I have a softer cookie and not as much weeping while it is baking from the batter.  I am pleased with them.  The good part beside the delicate cookie is the batch of cookies was more affordable to make.  I can make them anytime and not just for special occasions.


  • Servings: 35 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon anise or other extract flavors
  • 2 cups flour


Melt margarine and let cool.  In a mixing bowel add sugar, cooled butter and anise flavoring.  Mix on slow speed until blended.  Add egg one at a time while mixing on slow speed. Slowly add flour until the batter comes together.  The batter will be thin enough to drop tablespoonful on a heated pizzelle maker.  Follow the directions on your maker because the size of cookie is not standard. Remove from baker and place on a tray to cool.  Makes about 36 cookies.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you for reblogging this.


  2. Adri says:

    Looks Delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you for dropping in. Hang in there with your new blog. It took me years to learn this craft.


  3. There must always be something good to eat at your home!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I share a lot of it with friends and family. Thanks for your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Tatjana Ostojic says:

    They look so delicate and divine! I love your recipes!


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