Crispy Christmas Cannoli Recipe

December 03, 2016 2

Crispy Christmas Cannoli Recipe

The beloved Italian dessert is way easier to make than you think using your Pizzelle Maker!  Our basic vanilla pizzelle batter cooks up into crispy little shells.   Just whip up some of our amazing Cannoli Dip to use for filling and blow them away with your bakery beautiful dessert!


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 32 Cannolis


Basic Vanilla Pizzelle for Shells:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Cannoli Filling:

  • 6 cups whole milk ricotta, preferably fresh
  • 3 cups mascarpone
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips or grated dark chocolate
  • Additional confectioners’ sugar for dusting


To Make Cannoli Shells:

  1. Whisk together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla extact. Stir in flour and baking powder until combined. Stir in melted butter.
  2. Heat pizzelle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions and scoop 1 heaping teaspoon pizzelle batter in each mold. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. As pizzelles come off the griddle mold around cannoli form and let cool.

To Make Filling:

  1. Beat together ricotta, mascarpone, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, spices, and zest in a large bowl using a hand or stand mixer until fluffy and well combined. (A food processor or immersion blender would work too). Fold in chocolate and chill until mixture is firm.

To Serve:

  1. When ready to serve, place filling into a large plastic baggie or piping bag and trim the tip. Pipe cannoli into shells. Tip: it’s easiest to pipe half the filling in from either end so it meets in the middle. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve.


Cannoli shells and filling can be made up to 2 days ahead of serving. Just be sure to pipe the filling in just before serving to keep them crisp

Comments (2)

  1. Hi, Esther. Please check your local store for availability. You can always order online, too!

    - Chee Gates
  2. Can I dond the pizzele machine at bed bate and beta de Store?

    - Esther

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