Table of Contents
I am amazed at all of the cookies my Grandma Conrad would make. I don’t actually remember her making these, but do remember her telling me about them. Just like the name suggests, these are baked in a waffle iron. Yes, it is time to actually use your waffle iron!
Okay, maybe you’re one of those people that does use your waffle iron fairly regularly, but many of us don’t. I will say that this recipe works best on a traditional waffle iron.
Waffle cookies are an old recipe but definitely one that is worth trying. These are great to make for Christmas with children or to give as gifts and use at cookie swaps since they are such a unique cookie! You can bet that no one else in attendance will have made these!
The ingredients that make up these cookies
- Butter, like in many cookies, plays the role of providing flavor and giving them their soft texture. In this cookie recipe, which is slightly different than some other cookie recipes, rather than creaming the butter with sugar, the butter is melted. This ensures a soft cookie.
- Eggs are aplenty in this cookie recipe, which is somewhat different that other cookies. And the ratio of eggs to flour is higher to make these closer to the consistency of a waffle.
- Vanilla extract is in almost every baked good, but especially those that contain chocolate. Why is that? Vanilla extract helps bring out more of those all-important chocolate notes.
- Cocoa is what makes these a chocolate cookie. For best results, use Dutch processed cocoa to ensure a richly-colored cookie full of chocolate flavor.
- Semi-sweet chocolate brings home the chocolate flavor as the frosting on top of the finished cookies. Instead of spreading choclate on and making it pool in all the crevices, simply dip the cookies in the chocolate to give just the right amount.
Watch how to make these chocolate waffle cookies
Chocolate Waffle Cookies
- 1 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup cocoa
- 1 tsp salt
For the chocolate topping
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
- Preheat waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa, and salt. Mix until no dry streaks remain.
- Grease the preheated waffle iron and spoon in heaping teaspoons of batter. Depending on the size of the waffle iron, 2-4 can be made at a time. Let bake until crispy on the edge but soft in the center, 2-5 minutes depending on the waffle maker. It could take a few tries to figure out the baking time.
- Remove cookies and continue greasing and baking. While baking, make the chocolate topping.
For the chocolate topping
- In a medium bowl combine the chocolate and coconut oil. Using 50% power, melt in the microwave in 30-second increments. Stir and repeat until melted, 2 minutes.
- Dip cooled cookies upside down in the melted chocolate. Top with colored sugars, dragees, or only chocolate.