Giada De Laurentiis has a recipe for plain pizzelles that uses ingredients such as all-purpose flour, sugar, egg whites, butter and vanilla extract. There is also a fancier version with chocolate chips and cinnamon. Both recipes are available on the Food Network website.
Follow Giada's recipe for plain pizzelles by mixing 1/3 cup sugar, 2 large egg whites, 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of melted butter and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, then whisk to combine all ingredients. Grease the cooking surfaces of a pizzelle iron with butter. When the iron reaches a moderately high temperature, use it to cook small portions of the batter until they form thin, golden brown wafers. Giada's chocolate chip and cinnamon pizzelle recipe follow a similar process. During the mixing stage, add ground cinnamon along with the flour and combine well before folding in mini chocolate chips.
Place the freshly cooked pizzelles on a cooling rack. When the pizzelles are completely cool, keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. Pizzelles are good on their own and they also make a suitable base for ice cream sandwiches. Additionally, it is possible to make waffles by cooking pizzelle batter in a waffle iron.