Easy Italian Pizzelles- #ChristmasCookies

Easy Italian Pizzelles- #ChristmasCookies

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It’s the last day of #ChristmasCookies week and I’m going out with a bang! As promised, I’ve got one last cookie recipe for you from yet another country; this time, Italy! We’re headed to Italy in just a couple of weeks so it seems fitting that I would close out our sweets week with something from the country, right? These gluten free Italian Pizzelles are easy to make and are a huge crowd pleaser.

This recipe for Easy Italian Pizzelles is brought to you by Adam’s Extracts. All opinions are my own.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week, with all the Christmas treats, and are feeling more prepared to start your festive celebrations! Can you believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away? I can’t! And I’ve already started seeing Christmas commercials on tv and Christmas music is starting to play on my local radio stations. Crazy.

This recipe was probably the easiest of the week. My family is mostly Italian in origin and these pizzelles have been a family tradition for as long as I can remember! While traditionally made at Christmas time in Italy, we used to make them year round. My brother could smell these from a mile away and would come running each time my mom made them! They’re his favorite! To recreate these gluten free, all I did was swap the flour in them with Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 blend! And you can’t even tell the difference! They’re perfect! 

Gluten Free Italian Pizzelles


  • 3 Large Eggs Beaten
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Butter Melted
  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten free flour blend I used Bob’s red mill 1-to-1
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract I used Adam’s extracts
  • 1 Tsp Anise extract


  1. Preheat pizzelle maker.

  2. Add and beat ingredients together in order listed.

  3. Drop by rounded spoonful onto center of preheated grid.

  4. Close lid and cook until steaming stops about 30-60 seconds.

  5. Remove cookies with fork.

  6. Allow to cool on wire rack.

  7. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Store in airtight container.

Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.

Check out today’s cookie recipes:

Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies by Food Above Gold
Buttered Pecan Shortbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Candy Cane Whoopie Pies by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Cherry Pecan Shortbread Rounds by Family Around the Table
Chocolate Cherry Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
Chocolate-Dipped Christmas Butter Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Christmas Crinkle Cookies by Blogghetti
Christmas Pecan Bar Cookies by Intelligent Domestications
Cinnamon Roll Blondies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Dark Chocolate Dipped Citrus Spice Shortbread by The Spiffy Cookie
Easy Italian Pizzelles by Frugal & Fit
Ginger Spice Cookies by Red Cottage Chronicles
Kahlua Hot Chocolate Cookies by Books n’ Cooks

Linzer Cookies by Palatable Pastime
Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe by Everyday Eileen
Pecan Pie Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
Pecan Pie Cut Out Cookies by Love and Confections

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