Sweet Tooth: 90 Second Cookies

Photo: Alexandra Grablewski

When a warm, gooey, delicious cookie calls, bring out your waffle iron. I was on Pinterest a few days ago (one of my newest obsessions) and I came across the cutest idea: bake a quick batch of cookies using a waffle maker! Genius. It’s the perfect solution when you don’t want a full batch of cookies or want cook a few up after dinner. I also think they would be adorable to serve to guests with small bowl of ice cream…

The idea for these cookies is based off of a recipe in Dessert Express. Simply mix up the batter and refrigerate or freeze it until you get a cookie craving. When that sweet tooth strikes, pull out the dough and your waffle iron and voila–you have toasty, melty cookies in a matter in seconds.

I made the waffle cookies and they were absolutely delicious, just as promised! I based my recipe on the a recipe from Fine Cooking (this will make about 12 cookies), but changed a few of the measurements:


  • Ã�½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Ã�¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Ã�½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Ã�¼ teaspoon salt
  • Ã�½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (try not to use instant)
  • Ã�½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: Add a handful of walnuts (I did this and it was delicious!)

Cookie Dough Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  2. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Continue to whisk.
  3. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.
  4. Lastly, add in oats and chocolate chips (and walnuts, if you’re using them) and mix.

Cooking Directions

1. Heat waffle iron. (Note: I suggest waiting until you’ve mixed up the batter since waffle irons can get too hot if left heating for too long, which will burn the cookies!)

2. Coat griddle with cooking spray.

3. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto each waffle square.


4. Close iron and cook until set for about 90 seconds. (The first batch took about 90 seconds, but as the griddle got hotter they needed less and less time!)


5. Using a pair of tongs, carefully remove the waffle cookie from the iron and transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

6. Repeat, let cool and enjoy! My roommates and I enjoyed a few while they were still warm in a bowl with vanilla ice cream… Let’s just say, they were divine.


The cookies will keep for about 2-3 days in an airtight container…

Next time I might try making them with a snicker doodle recipe and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top!

Will you waffle your cookies?

If you give this recipe a try, share a photo of your fete by uploading it to your profile page and linking it in the comments below! I’ll do a Member Spotlight with the best submissions!

Happy baking!

XO Lauren


Categories: Edible Obsessions, Recipe Box
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  • Glorietta88

    Sure!!! I’ll get to try 😀

  • Molly Johnson

    Definitely trying these out. They look so good!

  • Melissa Panici

    I will definately try this recipe!! This looks so yummy! I’m just a little confused on the 8th ingredient. What are rolled outs? Please help so I can make this? Thanks!!

  • Melissa Panici

    Never mind Lauren! You meant oats! Sorry:)

  • Sarah Heckle

    I make a recipe that’s s similar! Mine are all chocolate though, with chocolate icing! YUM. Here’s a pic of my waffle cookies. And I shared the recipe on a baking blog, which you can find here. I am trying this new waffle cookie recipe, for sure!

  • sanaa nadji

    this is awsome i will try-it even thought i have a recipe that’s similar !! so hope it will turned out good & yummey 😛

  • Amanda Ebersole

    Love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing, I’m definitely gonna try this!! :)

  • Sprinkling Sugar

    Hey Lauren,

    Love this post! If you like simple desserts, try these Nutella Cookies…3 ingredients, 5 minutes, dessert done! They’re from my blog: http://www.sprinklingofsugar.com/2011/08/nutella-cookies-3-ingredients-5-minutes.html

    Thanks, Marion

  • koniaczek

    thanks. i’m stuck at work and now craving waffle cookies!

  • Kristi Bucksbarg

    I saw these on pinterest too! Love them!


  • smf2

    love this idea!unfortunatly i can’t give a try to this recipe because i don’t have a waffle iron but there is another quick and sweat snack that you come make. the only things that you need to have are chocolate chips, toast bread, butter and a toast iron. you fill the tost bread with the chocolate chips then you spread the butter to the bread and finally you put them into the toast iron

  • Amanda Lehrke

    this is so cool, gotta try it!

  • Michela Garau

    They seem have a wonderful taste! I would cook them… and I let you know my result.

  • Flavia Roque

    Laureeen, my mouth is watering! I loved this recipe ! I never thought that we could use waffle iron for that ! I can’t wait to try it…

  • Stephanie Oliver

    My grandma has been making waffle cookies since I was a kid! She has a special recipe that makes them fluffy and delicious! If I can find it, I’ll share it with all of you! :)

  • pharmbelle85

    This is a great idea!

  • Kimberly

    We have a waffle iron. It a great idea!!


  • mystylevita.com

    I LOVE this idea! I’m having some friends over for brunch on Friday and may need to add these to the menu for desert (As if challah french toast isn’t enough :) ) Also, I think this would be even easier if you just use the storebought ones that are already separated out into the small squares. That would be a great quick desert if you had a party to attend! Great idea. PS I’m obsessed with Polyvore it’s getting out of control!

    xoxo MyStyleVita.com

  • Melanie Stapley

    We’ve done this for brownies and they’re really good too!

  • Elizabeth Diaz

    What can I do with the batter if I don’t have a waffle iron?

  • Georgina Hopkin

    Ahh i wish i had a waffle iron maker thingy!!

  • Marcella Bruna

    I’ll Definitely try! :)

  • Christine Beliveau

    I LOOOOOOVE Pinterest. It is the greatest thing ever! It makes me wanna redesign my entire house, or eat those decilious looking recipes all the time. I’m obsessed with it!

  • Christine Beliveau

    Almost forgot: I would love to follow you on pinterest Lauren.

    Follow me: http://pinterest.com/cbeliveau/

    Have a nice day! :)

  • Brittany Cox

    They turned out really well and taste even better! http://www.laurenconrad.com/photos/list/32293/2003/1

  • Katie Reeder

    Definetly trying this! Such a creative idea :)

  • Jennifer Sellen

    OMG this looks so good…. I wish I had a waffle iron =(

  • hajer hamdani

    it seems so delicious :) i’ll definitely try it :))

  • Rachel Civ

    OMG I loooooove this idea!!! Thanks for sharing! And I also love Pinterest, so many nice tips and pretty pictures in there :)

  • Julia Renkert

    This is such a cute idea, I’m definitely going to print this out and get a wafflecookie-ing! :)

    Cup of Tea

  • Renos Fy

    it seems so delicious:)
    i’ll definitely try it:)) to be my share Mnocefatk
    Thank you very much Lauren


  • tinamarie

    nice trick. too bad i don’t have a waffle maker lol maybe i’ll try my george forman grill.

  • Emily Kate

    what a fabulous, easy, delicious idea! i may have to try out this recipe this weekend, my favoirte part is that you can make as many or as little as you want! normally it’s hard when i make a dessert because instead of eating it just the day i crave it, i always have extras and eat them the following week, but this makes keeping maintaining my cravings way easier!

    thanks lauren!

  • Shaden Abu-Hammad

    Looks delicious, gonna give it a try soon =)

  • Jill M

    OMG! Totally obsessed with Pinterest.com now!!! What a great website!!!!

  • Melissa LaRose

    I just made the waffled cookies last night, lets just say that my husband and everyone at my work place loves them… here they are being made … and since I had the evening to myself i indulged a bit =)

  • fiorela vorpsi

    this could be a good snack,i’ll try it :)

  • Finn

    i def have to try this! but i dont have a waffle maker :( guess im finding one!

  • gabriela garcia

    can I make them in the oven? i don’t have a waffle

  • mary1024

    These waffle cookies look dee-lish! I definitely want to give this a try. such an easy recipe too! I heard of Pinterest.com from you and love it.

  • samah AS

    that is so yummy, i’m definitely going to try this . thank u lauren !

  • Dess


  • marielaurence harvey

    LOVEE ITTT I Just make itt and it really workk and itsd sooo fast :)

  • Sung-Yeh Nordquist

    I can’t wait to try this! You are a genius! :)

  • valerie bastian

    omg i need a waffle iron just for this lol. when i was a freshman in the dorms we had a similar craving.. but the result was not so pretty. we tried putting cookie dough on a coffee filter in the microwave. it ended up just making smoke haha

  • Sung-Yeh Nordquist

    Made these yesterday and here’s the link! :)


  • Lizeth Gonzales Cuya

    I have to buy a waffle iron… I must do this cookies xD

  • Lorraine Abes

    MIAM !

  • Bianca Christian

    Seeing how quick and simple these are to make, im defo going to buy the ingredients and make some at home!

  • ashlee michie

    Making them right now, and it was SO fast and easy! Waffling my cookies as we speak :)

    Happy Baking

    A xo

  • Cathy Vittali

    Just made them and they are awesome

    cooks very fast and taste good :) definitely gonna make them again

  • Martin M

    OMG thanks for sharing. I have to try them tomorrow for my cousins :)



  • Emily Hobbs

    Thank you so much for this recipe, Lauren! I’m going to make these right now! They sound soo so good!! I cannot wait to try them! Cooking them in a waffle iron is so creative. Thanks again! xo Emily


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