Irresistible Chocolate Pizzelle Recipe for Chocoholics

Chocolate pizzelle are thin, crispy Italian cookies with a delightful chocolate twist, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings.

Yearning for the ultimate chocolate pizzelle recipe? You’re in the right spot! Here, you’ll discover how to transform simple ingredients into crisp, chocolatey perfection. Follow along for every delectable detail, and get ready to wow your taste buds!


Chocolate Pizzelle Perfection

chocolate pizzelle perfection

Chocolate pizzelle are a delightful twist on the classic Italian waffle cookie, perfect for indulging your chocolate cravings! Crisp, thin, and delicately flavored, these cookies are a surefire hit at any gathering or as a special treat just for you. Dare we say, you’re going to lose count after the first dozen?

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Method: Pizzelle Iron


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional but fabulous)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your pizzelle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Time to channel your inner iron chef!)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light in color and fluffy. (Don’t skimp on the elbow grease!)
  4. Gradually add the melted butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract to the egg mixture, mixing well.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients until the batter is smooth (It should be thicker than pancake batter but smoother than your last dance move).
  6. Drop about a tablespoon of batter onto the center of the preheated pizzelle iron. Close the iron and cook for about 30-40 seconds, or until steam stops escaping and cookies are crisp.
  7. Carefully remove the pizzelle with a spatula and cool on a wire rack. (Trying not to eat them all right away is a workout in itself!)
  8. Repeat with remaining batter. Remember to keep the pizzelle crispy by storing them in an airtight container.
  9. Optional: Dust with powdered sugar before serving. (Because why not add more sugar to our situation?)


For a mocha twist, replace 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with 1 teaspoon espresso powder. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a faux-fancy vibe. Consider dipping half of each pizzelle in melted chocolate, then in chopped nuts for a decadent touch. Avoid overcrowding the pizzelle iron for perfect cookies. Happy munching!