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:
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (try not to use instant)
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Optional: Add a handful of walnuts (I did this and it was delicious!)
Cookie Dough Directions
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
- Mix in eggs and vanilla. Continue to whisk.
- Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.
- Lastly, add in oats and chocolate chips (and walnuts, if you’re using them) and mix.
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?