Waffle Cookies Recipe
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Waffle Cookies Recipe

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Lisa Campbell-Patterson of Des Moines, Iowa shares this chocolaty cookie that's cooked in a waffle iron. “I got this recipe in high school. It's always been a family favorite and it's also fun to share with others. They usually are surprised at how they are made,” she relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:29 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 29 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 7-1/2 teaspoons hot water
  • Edible glitter and jimmies, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 97 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and cool completely. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and sugar; gradually add to egg mixture
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto a preheated waffle iron. Bake for 1 minute or until set. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar alternately with water, beating until smooth.
  4. Frost waffle cookies to within 1/4 in. of edges. Decorate with glitter and jimmies if desired. Let stand until frosting is set. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit
Originally published as Waffle Cookies in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p48

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BossFanTwinsMom User ID: 6126450 167491
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"My batter didn't really turn out either. I would make them again because the kids really liked them, but for me, I thought they were not worth the clean-up of my waffle iron."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 93941
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"These cookies were very cool to make, with the waffle iron. They didn't really have a very strong chocolate flavor though. I made them for Christmas and brought them to school and they went over well. I sprinkled powdered sugar over them to make them look like snowflakes."

mtg57 User ID: 2491441 100223
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"Add 2 tsp of batter per square. Close the lid. Bake for 1.5 min"

crawfordm User ID: 3615264 161783
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"I would like to know that answer too"

pmgram User ID: 3277441 74365
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"This sounds really good and easy, but question, do you put the lid down as making the waffles? Or just cook open?"

ssmills1206 User ID: 931965 100222
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"Do you close the waffle maker or leave it open when you bake these cookies??"

dcoombs User ID: 3602909 93940
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"Ok. What did I do wrong? The batter wasn't batter like. It was more like little clumps. These didn't turn out at all. Any ideas?"

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