Pizzelle is a traditional Italian cookie that originated in the region of Abruzzo. It is a thin, crisp, and delicate cookie that is typically made using a special iron mold. Pizzelle can be found in various towns and communes of Abruzzo, including Sulmona, Chieti, and Pescara.

The history of pizzelle dates back centuries, with its origins believed to be in the ancient Roman times. The cookie was traditionally made during festive occasions and celebrations, such as weddings and holidays. Pizzelle were often made in large quantities and shared with family and friends.

One of the most famous towns in Abruzzo known for its pizzelle production is Sulmona. This town is renowned for its high-quality pizzelle, which are made using a specific recipe and technique. The pizzelle from Sulmona have a distinct flavor and texture, and they are often decorated with intricate patterns.

Pizzelle from Abruzzo have received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which is a designation given to traditional Italian food products that are produced using traditional methods and have a strong connection to their specific region. The specifications for pizzelle include using specific ingredients, such as eggs, flour, sugar, and anise flavoring, and cooking them in a pizzelle iron mold.

Sources:
1. “Pizzelle di Sulmona” – Official website of the Municipality of Sulmona (sulmona.gov.it)
2. “Abruzzo: The Land of Pizzelle” – Italy Magazine (italymagazine.com)