- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts (optional)
- Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
Preheat Waffle Iron:
Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract, beating well until combined.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Add Optional Ingredients:
If desired, fold in chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter for extra flavor and texture.
Grease Waffle Iron:
Lightly grease the waffle iron with cooking spray or a small amount of melted butter.
Scoop Batter onto Waffle Iron:
Drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter onto the preheated waffle iron, spacing them to allow for spreading.
Cook the Waffle Cookies:
Close the waffle iron and cook the cookies for 3-5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Cooking time may vary depending on your waffle iron, so keep an eye on them.
Cool and Dust (Optional):
Once the waffle cookies are cooked, carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool. If desired, dust the cooled cookies with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.
Serve and Enjoy:
Enjoy your homemade waffle cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage.
These waffle cookies are a delightful treat that combines the crispy texture of waffles with the sweetness of traditional cookies. Feel free to get creative with additional toppings or mix-ins based on your preferences.