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Lemon Pizzelle Recipe

These beautiful Italian waffle cookies are perfect for a holiday cookie or even just an everyday simple cookie to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting1 hr 1 min
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lemon, pizzelle
Servings: 18
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ⅓ cup flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Heat your pizzelle iron. Mine took almost 10 minutes, so get this started while you are making the batter.
    Mix flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
    Zest your lemons.
    Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, lemon zest and vanilla and continue to beat. Next is the melted butter. Last up is the flour mixture. flour this in carefully to not over mix.
    Let the batter sit for an hour to hydrate the ingredients.
    If the iron is heated, drop by the tablespoon onto griddle. Close and let cook. Check it occasionally to see if it is cooked to desired color.
    It will take about 20 seconds to 1 minute, depending on your iron.
    You can eat these just like they are, or dusted with flour. They are also good with lemon curd, berries, ice cream, whip cream, etc.
    Now sit back and enjoy, you deserve it.