OK. I love putting things other than waffles in my waffle iron. Grilled cheese…bagels, whatever. If you have a waffle iron, why not use it, right? So I happened across this fabulous idea of making some cookies in the waffle maker. Seriously…cookies, and chocolate ones at that. But the really nice thing about these cookies is that they are so easy, you can make the batter in one saucepan and they cook in under 2 minutes. This is an instant gratification treat. Kids think they are, and I quote, “the coolest” and “the best cookies ever.”
|Chocolate Waffle Cookies|| |
- 2 ounce semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup butter
- 1½ cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- a dash of salt
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- confectioners’ sugar, for sprinkling
- Heat up your waffle iron. I used a 4 square Belgian waffle maker.
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolates and butter. When it is melted and smooth, remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Stir in the eggs. I am always wary of putting eggs into hot chocolate because you don’t want cooked eggs in your dessert, so just stir fast to incorporate. The sugar should have cooled it enough, but for some reason I can’t shake the thought and just want you to be a little careful about it. OK, back to work. Pour in the vanilla and incorporate. Mix the baking powder into the flour and then pour the flour into the saucepan and stir until combined.
- Spray your waffle iron with Pam. Pour scant ¼ cups of batter onto each waffle square. Do not spread it. You want it to just be a circular blob. Close the lid and cook for about 2 minutes. Wait at least 1 minute to check because you don’t want to decapitate your cookie. The cookies will get a little crisp as they cool, so remove them from the waffle iron when they are firm enough to handle. I used a fork to carefully pull them up. Remove to a cooling rack or a plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
That’s it. It is simple.
I think they were optimal hot off the iron. They were still good a few hours later.I would love to tell you how they were the next day…but, alas, cookie gnomes came into my home and absconded with them.