Waffles may arguably make one of the best breakfasts, but have you ever tried them in the form of cookies? Yep, it’s a thing!
I recently collaborated with Stacy Ike’s foundation N.A.O.M.I., Not Afraid Of My Imperfections. She launched No Filter, an event to celebrate women and girls in their true form and to empower those who have no embraced their imperfections as a part of their glory.
Stacy had asked if I could supply waffles to her function, so of course I knew I had to bring something desserty (yes, it’s a word :P) but waffly (this too, it’s for sure a word). At this point, I didn’t have anything waffly and desserty in my repertoire so I headed straight to Pinterest to see what other people had come up with.
There were plenty of waffles quarters dipped in chocolate/white chocolate but nothing extraordinary stuck out to me. And that’s when I came across these waffle cookies on Lauren Conrad’s website. She shared a recipe straight from Lauren Lowstan’s recipe book. DING DING DING. These chocolate dipped waffle cookies are genius!! I knew I had to make them for Stacy.
And into the kitchen I went. The recipe is so stinkin’ easy! Who knew you could make a sticky, waffle-like dough and use a waffle iron to make cookies? Mind. Blown. I’m so happy I tried it!
Now my best friend and I have a debate going on: KELLIE thinks these cookies taste like Belgium waffles. There’s a hint of cinnamon in them but they have a bit more substance than a waffle. ASHLEE thinks they taste like sugar cookies. The consistency isn’t the same as a typical waffle, simply because these cookies are more firm and not as spongy. It might be a mental thing where I think they taste like waffles because they look like waffles, but either way, Ashlee and I are OBSESSED with these cookies. They’re so yummy by themselves but when you add some chocolate pizazz to them, they’re a completely different cookie!
The interesting thing is when you remove the waffle cookies from the waffle iron, they’re a bit flimsy and floppy. But once they’ve cooled, they harden up. I guess they’re like regular cookies- when taking them out of the oven, the cookies are still soft, but after the cookies cool, they become more firm. Makes sense to me that these waffle cookies would have the same effect.
Watch the video above to see how to make these super fun and adorable waffle cookies! Enjoy!
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Chocolate melting morsels
- White chocolate melting morsels
- Waffle iron
- Cooking spray
- A stand mixer (or a bowl with either a hand mixer or a whisk)
- A spoon
- A baking sheet lined with wax paper
- Microwave safe bowl (for chocolate melts)
- Turn waffle iron to medium-high.
- In the stand mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Turn mixer to low. Add flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix just until everything is combined.
- Spray waffle iron with baking spray. Do this every time before adding more dough.
- Using your spoon, drop a spoonful of dough onto each section of the waffle iron. Close waffle iron for about 3-4 minutes, or until the cookies are a golden brown color.
- Remove waffle cookies and place on a wax lined baking sheet. They may seem floppy at first but they will firm up after they cool.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate melts (or white chocolate melts) in the microwave in 30 second increments at 50% power, stirring every time, until smooth.
- Dip half of the waffle cookie in the chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
- Sprinkle some multi-colored sprinkles on top and place cookie on wax paper until the chocolate has set.
- Serve and enjoy!
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