m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Pizzelles by the Egg

watercolor pizzelle iron

This version of the recipe is for cookie math as well as variants like chocolate pizzelles, eggnog pizzelles, etc. I sometimes go up to 8 eggs or experiment with a couple, so I broke down the pizzelle recipe to a single egg.

Peter is responsible for the eggnog variant.


  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ⅙ c. pure olive oil (2 T. + 2 tsp)
  • 1 tsp. extract (or ¼ tsp. flavor oil)
  • scant ⅔ c. flour
  • ⅔ tsp. baking powder


See the full pizzelle recipe for directions.



For real pizzelles use anise extract or oil.

For chocolate pizzelles use vanilla extract and add 1 T. cocoa and 1 T. sugar.

For almond pizzelles use 1 tsp. almond extract.

For eggnog pizzelles use half the vanilla extract and add ¼ tsp. nutmeg and ⅓ tsp. ground clove. eggnog pizzelle

For cinnamon pizzelles use 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1 tsp. cinnamon.

For other flavors use extract or oil.

For gluten-free pizzelles, use buckwheat flour.

To color pizzelles, use a few drops of food coloring. The baked color will be lighter than the dough color.

For two-toned pizzelles, use half a scoop each of two different colors (or chocolate and uncolored). Put them side by side on the iron. (The two-toned pizzelle idea came from a different chocolate pizzelle recipe at King Arthur Flour, which was too liquidy for my iron.)