Pizzelle Recipe (Cookies for Santa!)

Hey babes! We all know that Santa looooves his cookies and milk after coming down the chimney, but I know I’d get tired of plain old choco’ chip cookies or PB cookies! One of my family’s favorite holiday treats is our traditional pizzelle recipe —a super good Italian cookie (we aren’t even Italian!) Krumkake is similar to pizzelle’s, and more traditional in Minnesota (hey, Norweigan culture!) With all of that being said, here’s my family’s pizzelle recipe!

We’ve made pizzelle’s every year for as long as I can remember. Baking these little cookies is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season—I mean who doesn’t love a sweet treat?! Plus, one batch of batter makes enough pizzelle’s to last a fairly long time!

First off, completely melt the butter in the microwave and let it cool. Beat the eggs and sugar together, adding in the cooled, melted butter and vanilla.

Next, sift flour and baking powder into a second bowl. Once sifted, add to the egg mixture.

Heat up your pizzelle iron (you can get one here!) and drop a spoonful of batter onto the iron. Close the iron for roughly 30 seconds. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Pizzelle cookies and a glass of milk in front of the Christmas tree.

Homemade Pizzelle Cookies


  • Pizelle Iron
  • Sift


  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Butter (melted and completely cooled)


  • Heat pizzelle iron.
  • Beat together eggs and sugar.
  • Completely melt butter and allow to cool. Add melted, cooled butter and vanilla to the egg mixture.
  • Sift flour and baking powder in a second bowl. Add to egg mixture.
  • Drop a spoonful of batter into the pizzelle iron. Allow cooking for roughly 30 seconds or until slightly golden.
  • Sift powdered sugar over pizelles. Enjoy!

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