Patti Anderson, a professional quilter, had never entered a cooking contest before she took our challenge. This quick, no-fuss, chewy chocolate cookie is made on your waffle iron. No need to haul out the big mixer, you can mix the batter with a small hand mixer or even by hand. Kids love these! Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat a nonstick (not Belgian) waffle iron.

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  • Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, oil and espresso powder (if using). Beat until thoroughly combined.

  • Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the preheated ungreased waffle iron. (To avoid burnt fingers, use two spoons, one to scoop and one to scrape dough onto the waffle iron.) Close and cook until the cookies are puffed and cooked through, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Waffle irons vary, so watch closely and don't let the cookies get too dark. Transfer to a wire rack to cool until just warm. Dust the cookies with confectioners' sugar while still slightly warm (see Variations).

  • Variations: Instead of confectioners' sugar, drizzle cooled cookies with melted bittersweet and/or white chocolate. Or make a peppermint drizzle: Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 4 teaspoons water and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract; add natural green food coloring, if desired.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar just before serving.

Decorate on parchment: When adding finishing touches to your cookies or cakes, place them on a large sheet of parchment paper before you decorate. The paper catches the excess, making cleanup a breeze.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium. 18 mg potassium; 6.9 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 0.9 g protein; 94 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mcg folate; 4 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

Reviews (26)

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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2016
Can you adjust the servicing size number above the ingredients part please? Right now it says 1. How many is this supposed to make? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2014
Midnight Snack Hit My 4 year old daughter and I whipped up this recipe to have a treat to watch Christmas movies with. She and the rest of the family loved them! Very fun and simple and are pretty much completed instantly. We ate them over the next couple of days with no quality issues (ours were plain with no sugar dusting). Pros: Quick Easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2013
Silky Texture I made these for a cookie exchange so I made two recipe's worth. They were delicious. I eliminated the espresso and used white flour instead of whole wheat (I know it destroys some of the nutritionals but I thought the wheat taste would be too strong). The raw batter tasted like chocolate mousse and the baked cookies had a silky texture consistent throughout. I found that 75 seconds on low/lights was right for my waffle iron. I did not have a nonstick waffle iron but lightly brushed the plates with canola oil every other time. I have had the leftovers now for almost a week and they are not stale yet...so not sure why recipe says you can only store for one day. Pros: Easy to make ingredients you have on hand quick Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/06/2012
Very bland I made these for a school project in which I had to find healthier versions of classic Christmas cookies. I used this recipe as a healthier version of a pixie or fudge crinkle cookie. I surveyed about 50 people... and only 1/5 of them even liked them! Everyone else thought they were terrible. Some of my comments literally told me to never make them again. I didn't use espresso powder because I had to make these last minute and wasn't sure where to find it so that may have been part of the problem however I cannot imagine that it would improve them very much! All-in-all these were definitely not a hit Pros: easy to make Cons: lack flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2012
learned y not to use belgium waffle maker I didnt have a regular waffle maker so I tried my belgium waffle maker I know I know the recipe said not to. well I learned my lesson. so I baked in oven at 350 for 10 mins. Wonderful edges are crunchy but center is gooey Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/13/2012
Does anyone know why you can only keep these 1 day? I don't see any point in making 3 dozen cookies if I can't eat them for a few days. What's the point? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2012
What a cool recipe! It makes me want to go out and buy a waffle iron right now! These can only be stored for one day? Why is that? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2011
Very Well Recieved! I was dubious about this recipe at first - It isn't the most appealing cookie to look at; But I have a fried who recently suffered from a heart attack and I wanted to send him something that was still Christmas'y' but not terribly horrible for his new heart healthy diet. At first I thought that the cookies were a little bland but the flavor sticks with you - expecially if you use the espresso powder - and they are great with a tall glass of milk. My dad and co-workers ADORE them! And next time (but not for my heart healthy friend; ) I am going to try adding some chocolate chips...Great recipe overall! Pros: Quick Easy and Delicious Cons: None really. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2011
these are really cool they are so simple and delious i made them for a camping trip..HIT Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2011
boot tracks These are pretty good and definitely easy but they seemed to lack a rich chocolaty flavor. I used the peppermint drizzle (without the green food coloring) and it definitely added flavor and pizazz! I will be making them again but I'll try it with more cocoa. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2011
We call these Waffle Cookies we have been making these since the 70's and our kids ask for them every year. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These looks relatively simple tasty and something kids could share in the making also. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Having only a half hour to get ready for my in-laws to visit I made these hoping to impress. They are quick clean easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
They look great but is it possible to make them without a waffle iron? I don't have one! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I just made these and wanted to let people know they taste more like brownies than cookies. They were still good but I was looking for a cookie recipe and feel like I got snookered. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Just made these for the holidays and they were fantastic! Best when fresh and warm. Tasty with a little vanilla coconut milk ice cream on top. Yum! Can't wait to make these again next December! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These "brownie cookies" are fabulous and so easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
What can be substituted for whole wheat pastry flour? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I put whole wheat pastry flour Substitute in google and this is what I found. Substitute for whole wheat pastry flour Per 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour substitute 1/2 cup cake flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour OR substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour (product will be more dense) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made these for a group of young girls and they were a hit. I substituted the canola oil with olive oil and served them plain (without the confectioners' sugar). They are brownie-like in texture and taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love these cookies. They are so easy and quick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
i love this recipe. i can hardly believe it's healthy for you. they worked out deliciously!! i didn't have the pastry flour so i just used plain white flour and decreased the cocoa by 1/2. i had many positive comments after making them for my sons monster truck party and calling then tire treads. my father in law took some home and popped them in the toaster the next day and said they were superb!! thanks for a great recipe!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Have not tried this yet. I would like to know what the serving size is. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
to the asking about serving size nutrition info is below recipe per cookie. Nutrition Per cookie: 63 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat 1 g mono); 18 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 22 mg sodium; 18 mg potassium. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
simple and delicious These couldn't be easier to make and they're delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Easy for kids to make These were quick and easy to make. My 8 year old did everything from beginning to end. They did tend to crumble a bit but they were cute and tasty. Read More