Editor’s Note: We here at ES are big fans of the movement to cook all foods inside a waffle iron, so we’re happy to have Matt from WaffleMakers.net join us this week to talk about an important new development: waffle cookies.
What is better than cookies? Really, think about it…The answer, of course, is giant cookies.
So why else would you want to make cookies in a waffle maker? First of all, it is incredibly quick (anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes). Secondly, while the taste of the cookies isn’t remarkably different, the texture is completely transformed. Instead of being crunchy the whole way through, waffle cookies have a crispy shell with a soft, doughy inner. Real melt-in-your-mouth stuff. Lastly, unlike regular cookies, waffle cookies have the pockets and gullies that a waffle would have, which is perfect for spooning in generous amounts of whipped cream or any other topping you might fancy.
Any more questions?
Waffle Iron Cookies
- ½ cup of light brown sugar
- ½ cup of superfine sugar
- ½ cup of melted butter
- 1 medium egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon of table salt
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ cup of chocolate chips
Before diving into the recipe, start preheating your waffle maker. By the time you’ve finished the cookie mixture, your waffle maker should be hot and ready.
Start off by mixing the butter and light brown sugar together, and then add in the egg and vanilla extract. Once that is well mixed together add the superfine sugar, the all-purpose flour, the table salt, the baking soda and finally the chocolate chips.
I use chocolate chips, but of course you can mix it up. Walnuts, almonds or fruits instead such as blueberries or apricots would be great in waffle cookies.
Once your mixture is ready, spray your waffle maker with cooking spray and spread the cookie mixture evenly. Most waffle makers are non-stick anyway, but using cooking spray prevents any unexpected mishaps.
Depending on what waffle maker you have, it should take between two to four minutes to fully cook. If you’re careful you will be able to remove the cookie as one whole piece — this is where the idea of a giant cookie comes from — but often the waffle cookie will fragment into smaller pieces.