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Black Marble


Updated: May 26

"A Delicate. Thin. Crispy. Wafer like. This is how I would describe this classic, authentic Italian cookie! This easy, simple, no butter recipe can be flavored with vanilla, anise, or even chocolate. Your search for the perfect pizzelle recipe is over! Pizzelle are a tasty way to celebrate any holiday, although they are traditionally made at Christmas. They are also the perfect addition to a Christmas cookie box."


Servings – 30 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 1 Hour


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • pinch salt

  • 3 eggs room temperature

  • 1/2 cup sugar 100 grams

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoon anise extract


Preheat pizzelle iron.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs until frothy and beginning to thicken (about 2-3 minutes).

Add sugar. Continue to whisk until well thickened, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the oil and extracts. Mix well together.

Slowly add the flour mixture at low speed until well combined -the dough will be soft and sticky.

Drop 1 tablespoon of batter on hot pizzelle press. You can also use a small cookie scooper.

Close lid and cook 30 - 45 seconds or until slightly golden.

Remove from the press with the help of a fork.

Transfer to flat surface or mold into the desired shape, or leave flat to harden.


Special Equipment needed to make this recipe is a pizzelle iron.

To make chocolate pizzelle use 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Omit the anise extract.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

"Thank you for your recipe using oil instead of butter. It will be more cost efficient as butter prices have sky rocketed! I just bought a new pizzelle maker and look forward to using your recipe."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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