Waffle Cookies

Anyone who’s never got to enjoy waffle cookies before sure is missing out! Kids just love them.

Waffle cookie recipes are way different to a traditional cookie recipe, and make for a great change.

For those of you who may be wondering what exactly waffle cookies are, they are basically just homemade cookies made with a waffle maker or waffle iron.

Trust me – it’s way better than cooking them in the oven.

They’re pretty easy to make, require very little prep time, and taste absolutely yummy.

In this article, I’m going to walk you through how to make some of the best waffle cookies you’ll ever have!

I’ll start off with my basic waffle cookies recipe, followed by my recipe for chocolate waffle cookies.

Then I’ll present you with some tips and ideas for variations, before answering all of your most frequently asked questions on the subject.

The only real drawback to these recipes is that you will need to own some special equipment, specifically a waffle iron, preferably a Belgian waffle iron, (or waffle maker) to make them.

But once you do, you can as many as you want as often as you like!

Basic Waffle Cookies Recipe

First you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (preferably brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional powdered sugar to serve

(If you want more cookies, simply increase the portions of each of the ingredients.)

And here’s what you need to do to make your waffle cookies:

  • Begin by preheating your waffle iron or waffle maker on a medium setting, and spray with a cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together for between 5 and 7 minutes until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the baking powder, flour and salt, or give the mix a good stir.
  • Then add the two mixtures together and beat to create a thick cookie dough.
  • Then, simply pour your cookie dough into your preheated waffle iron or waffle maker., lining the waffle grid.
  • Now, you simply allow the waffle cookies to bake until they reach a beautiful golden brown. This should only take two to three minutes.
  • Allow your waffle cookies to cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve!

Chocolate Waffle Cookies Recipe

Of course, the simplest way to add some yummy chocolate flavor to your waffle cookies would be to simple bake the waffle cookies as per the recipe above, but then drizzle over a little melted chocolate over them before the dusting of powdered sugar.

However, for this recipe, we’re going to throw in some crunchy yet melty chocolate chips, for extra sweetness. This is one of our firm family favorite recipes – it’s delicious! As far as dessert recipes this is one of my best.

Chocoate Waffle Cookies

But again, for this recipe, you will again need a waffle iron or waffle maker. And again prep time is minimal.

Here’s a list of what ingredients you’re going to need to make up some chocolate waffle cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

And here’s how you make your chocolate waffle iron cookies:

  • Begin by preheating your waffle iron or waffle maker on a medium setting, and spray with a cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Cream the butter and sugar for at least 5 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Now incorporate the dry ingredients, including the chocolate chips, and then you will have your batter.
  • Refrigerate the batter for at least half an hour.
  • Take a tablespoon of cookie dough at a time and place each one into the grid of your waffle iron.
  • Close the waffle iron and bake for 3 to 6 minutes or until the waffle cookies are nice and crisp.
  • Allow your waffle cookies to cool on a rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve!

Tips For Your Waffle Cookies

You could try sieving the flour before using it, that often helps.

In my opinion, both types of waffle cookies are best enjoyed when they are still warm.

But if you can’t eat them all at once, even with help from the kids, then you can store them away in an airtight container for a whole day.

This is perfect for days when the kids bring their friends over, you can just grab the airtight container and just let the kids lap them up.

I can also recommend enjoying them with ice cream on top.

As for nutrition facts, I don’t really have the details on that, but I do know that it features monounsaturated fat, which is one of the good fats.

Variations Of Waffle Cookies Recipes

One of my favorite variations of the chocolate waffle cookie recipe is to replace the milk chocolate chips with white chocolate chips.

The use of white chocolate lends a little extra sweetness to the treat.

Or another idea would be to have some melted chocolate to hand that you can use as dip.

This works well with both the basic waffle cookies recipe, and the chocolate one. Or you could use a white chocolate dip.

Or alternatively, you can experiment with cocoa powder.

I haven’t tried this myself, but you could try adding a little cocoa first of all, and if that batch isn’t to your taste, simply add more cocoa.

Wrap Up

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my waffle cookies recipes. If you follow the instructions above you shouldn’t go far wrong!

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Kathryn Sewell

Hi! I'm Kate and I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. I like to share the most interesting tips and recipes I try here on What Kate Baked for you to enjoy. If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share send it over on social.

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