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 (pēt-sĕl′ā, pĭt-sĕl′)
A thin, crisp Italian cookie that is baked in an iron and resembles a waffle, often flavored with anise.

[From Italian, pl. of pizzella, a pizzelle, from diminutive of pizza, pie, tart, pizza; see pizza.]
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(Cookery) cookery US a type of sweet wafer biscuit like a thin crisp waffle, originally made in Italy
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"Sugar, oatmeal, snickerdoodle, chocolate crinkle, pizzelle, ring-a-rosie, chocolate chip, elephant ears -- it doesn't matter, I'll eat them all," she declared.
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Featuring full-color photography of many of its mouth-watering creations, Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle and Struffoli lives up to its title with a wealth of classic Italian delicacies sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
A colleague from Italy hands a sweet to a colleague from Norway and says, "Would you like a pizzelle?" The term pizzelle is given an extensional definition.
The Pizzelle Pro from the ChefsChoice brand makes two 4 3/4-inch pizzelles (Italian waffle cookies) in less than 30 seconds.
Shelves behind the counter have held varieties of biscotti and pizzelle (childhood favorites, I must confess) long before they became the fare in chic coffee shops.
If you love those decorative Italian pizzelles - cookies that look like doilies - you can get your pizzelle iron here and make up a batch to use for ice cream sandwiches or just to dust with powdered sugar.
The perfect addition to any personal, family, or community library dessert cookbook collection is "Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Tone, Pizzelle, and Stniffoli" by Grace Massa Langlois.
For the pizzelle: In bowl of electric mixer fitted with whisk, whip
Christmas is an ideal time to promote your pizzelle makers, but don't forget other holidays like Mother's Day and Easter.
For dessert, nosh on honey-glazed ham gelato, buckwheat pizzelle and shaved maple candy.