Italian cookies have a special name assigned to them- Pizzelle. These are traditional Italian cookies and are made from flour, eggs, butter or oil and sugar. There is also flavoring added to the cookies which is often vanilla, anise or lemon zest. Depending upon the varied number of ingredients used in the method of preparations the calorie and nutritional values of these vary.
The Pizzelle Italian Wafer Cookies contains 64 calories per 1g and is given an overall F grade in terms of nutrition. The fat content in the serving is 2.8g with 0.6g saturated, 0.7g polyunsaturated and 1.3g monounsaturated and contributes 25 calories to the total. The cholesterol, sodium, proteins and carbohydrate content levels in the serving are 17mg, 58mg, 1.1g and 8.5g respectively. The cookies also contain minor levels of vitamin A, calcium and iron. The fact that they contain alcohol may be considered a bad point.
The Italian style cookie manufactured by Cora are given a D+ grading ad each serving of 28g contains 150 calories in total. The carbohydrates contained in the serving add up to a 20.0g with 8.0g of sugars. The total fat content in the servings are 6.0g with 0.5g of it being saturated fat. Also the cholesterol, sodium and protein contents are 15mg, 20mg and 3.0g respectively. The good points about these cookies are stated to be low level of saturated fat and very low levels of sodium. The high level of sugar is however a bad point.
Wegmans manufactures Italian Classics Cookies which have 140 calories and are given a B- grade on the nutritional scale. Fat content in the single serving of 3 cookies (37g) is about 4.5g which makes for 40 calories. The sodium, protein and carbohydrate contents in the serving are 10mg, 2.0g and 23.0g respectively. One bad point about these cookies is that it is very high in sugar. On the positive side the cookies have no saturated fat, cholesterol and very low amounts of sodium.