gluten free pizzelle recipe

Gluten-Free Pizzelle

Dusted with confectioners’ sugar, these Italian gluten-free waffle cookies are deceptively easy to make. All you need is a pizzelle iron. This versatile batter can also be used to make Norwegian krumkake and Russian trubochki; wrap the warm pizzelle around a small dowel or cone and stuff them with Cream Filling. This recipe can be made with egg replacement.

For Egg-Free Pizzelle: Omit 3 eggs. Mix 2 tablespoons golden flax meal with 6 tablespoons hot applesauce. Let cool. Mix 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch with 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Combine 2 mixtures to replace eggs in step 1.

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Gluten-Free Pizzelle

Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Jules Shepard


  • 10 tablespoons butter or dairy-free alternative , melted and cooled
  • 3 large eggs , beaten
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract, anise extract or lemon extract
  • 2 cups Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Confectioners’ sugar , for dusting


  • Melt butter and set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Stir in cooled butter and flavor extracts.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour blend and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture in the larger bowl. Batter will be stiff, tacky and wet.
  • If directed by your pizzelle iron instructions, brush pizzelle plates with a small amount of cooking oil. Preheat pizzelle iron.
  • Spoon 1 to 1½ teaspoons batter into the middle of each preheated plate. (You may need slightly more or less batter depending on the size of your iron.) Close the lid. Batter should spread across the entire plate. Cook each pizzelle according to manufacturer’s directions. (It took us about 3 minutes for each set of 2 pizzelle.)
  • When cooked, transfer pizzelle to a wire rack and let cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. If making rolled and cream-filled cookies (krumkake or trubochki), immediately wrap each warm pizzelle around a dowel or cone to form a tube. Repeat with remaining batter, re-oiling pizzelle plates, if necessary.
  • Let pizzelle cool completely before serving or storing in the freezer. If they become soft after storing or freezing, arrange them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake 3 to 5 minutes in a 300°F oven to restore crispness.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Pizzelle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cream Filling

Use this creamy filling to stuff rolled Pizzelle. It’s slightly sweet, guaranteed to please every palate.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Author: Jules Shepard


  • ½ cup butter or dairy-free alternative , softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese or dairy-free cream cheese
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar , sifted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or ½ vanilla bean , split and scraped


  • Using a whisk attachment on an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese.
  • Once smooth, add the sugar and vanilla paste and whip until light and smooth.
  • Fill a piping bag with filling. Alternatively, place it in a plastic food storage bag with a small corner cut out.
  • Pipe filling into both sides of every cooled and rolled pizzelle.

This recipe was originally published in 2015 by Gluten Free & More. Jules Shepard is the author of Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy (Da Capo Press ©2010). Pizzelle cookie photo by Jeff Rasmussen.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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