This classic Christmas cookie recipe will bring a smile to everyone's face.

Pizzelles are an elegant Christmas classic that we think everyone should try making at least once. There's something about the beautiful designs and sweet, buttery vanilla flavor that bring a smile to everyone's face. They make a great addition to a holiday cookie tray, and they are equally perfect as a simple winter dessert served with coffee. Make these for your family this season and enjoy spreading a little holiday cheer.

From the Chef: "These crisp, buttery Italian cookies are ideal for a last-minute holiday gift. I love to make a whole bunch of them and wrap them up in bundles with colorful plastic baggies and fancy ribbons. Hand them out along with a recipe card, and you’ve got yourself the perfect little gift for the neighbors, mailman, coworkers, and more!" - Addie Gundry

This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, Easy Cookie Recipes:103 Best Recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Mix Creations, Bars, and Holiday Treats Everyone Will Love.

Yields36 cookies

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time9 min


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Pizzelles Recipe


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until they’re pale and thick. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Mix in the granulated sugar until combined. Add the sea salt. Add the vanilla and mix. Slowly add the flour until just combined.

  2. Preheat a pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.

  3. Drop the batter by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the iron. Close the iron and cook for 30–40 seconds, in batches. Adjust the time for lighter or darker pizzelles.

  4. With a rubber spatula, transfer the pizzelles to a wire rack. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.

  5. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Serve.

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