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3 cookies rolled Pizzelle cookie on a white plate with a gold flowered trim, whipped topping on the ends, on a green table cloth with a plate of stacked Pizzells on a plate in the back ground.

Chocolate Pizzelle Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 48 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


A classic chocolate pizzelle cookie recipe is a traditional Italian Christmas cookie that is a crisp thin chocolate cookie that is made in a pizzelle press or pizzelle cookie iron. An easy cookie dough recipe made of eggs, butter, sugar, and flower. Traditionally made with anise flavoring but are do delicious with vanilla and chocolate. 


Units Scale
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Butter Melted and Cooled
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup of powdered dark chocolate (can substitute regular powdered chocolate)
  • Powder Sugar for dusting about 2 cups plus 1 teaspoon of the powdered chocolate if desired.


  1. Pre-heat your Pizzelle Maker.
  2. Put the eggs in a dish and mix with a fork slightly.
  3. Beat together eggs and sugar.
  4. Melt the butter and have it cooled.
  5. Add the cooled butter to the eggs and sugar.
  6. Add the vanilla (or anise seed) extract
  7. In a separate bowl sift together the flour and the baking powder and dark chocolate cocoa powder.
  8. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
  9. Mix until just combined.
  10. Add one tablespoon of batter in each section of your maker. Place the batter slightly to the back of the circle.
  11. Close the lid and lock.
  12. Set your timer for 30 to 60 seconds.
  13. When the timer is done, open the maker and using a spatula remove the cookie and set it on a flat surface.
  14. Take the powdered sugar and put the powdered sugar (and the powdered chocolate) in a strainer and tap the side to make a snow-like layer on each Pizzelle.


  • You can use just white powdered sugar to sprinkle on top or mix some of the cocoa powder to make the powdered sugar a light brown. 
  • Each cookie pressed in the Pizzelle maker talked about 60 seconds, but to make the whole recipe it takes about an hour. 
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