Waffle Cookies

In my family, we are big waffle lovers! My husband loves breakfast food, he’ll eat it any time of the day! So much so, he suggested we do breakfast for dinner at our wedding reception. I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical at first as were some others but it was a huge hit! People loved it! We had Catering Visions catere our reception and to this day (two years later) wedding guests still comment on how much they enjoyed the change from “typical” reception dinners. I’m still dreaming of their handmade-secret-ingredient-whipped cream, it was heavenly!

Then once we were married, we started Waffle Wednesdays…but that didn’t end up lasting too long as it turns out you can get tired of waffles! However, I found a recipe that we have not grown tired of – WAFFLE COOKIES from Sprinkles for Breakfast! Like c’mon, what a genius idea! The first time I made these bad boys, I took them with us on a camping trip with our group of friends and they did not last long!

These best-of-both-worlds cookies are pretty easy to make. Although, they can be a bit time consuming, they are worth it! I also like this recipe as you can experiment with different fillings or toppings. I’m thinking next time I make these I might use a maple glaze with some bacon bits sprinkled on top?? Hmm..endless possibilites!

Waffle Cookies


Ingredients:

Cookies:
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Glaze:
1 + 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 – 4 tbsp milk
Mini chocolate chips

Directions:

To make glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together icing sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth. Set aside.

To make cookies:

  1. Pre-heat waffle iron to high.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In an electric stand-mixer bowl, fitted with paddle attachment, combine butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  4. Turning mixer to low speed and add flour in the flour mixture until just combined – do not overmix. By hand, stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spray waffle iron with a non-sticy spray. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop roughly 1 1/2 tbsp of dough onto each quarter section of the waffle iron. Let dough “bake” for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown (these “bake” up fast so keep a watchful eye not to let them burn).
  6. Take cookies off the iron (careful – might be hot). Dip cookies into glaze while the cookies are still warm.
  7. Set them onto cooling rack and sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top

Recipe Source: Sprinkles for Breakfast

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