Waffle Cookies – Sugar Spun Run

Topped with a decadent maple glaze, these waffle cookies are a decadent, dessert-twist on considered one of your favourite breakfast staples. They’re enjoyable, distinctive, and likewise surprisingly easy to make. Recipe features a how-to video!

Why You’ll Love These Waffle Cookies

  • Distinctive: Are they waffles? Cookies? Dessert? Breakfast? Sure, sure, sure, and sure, in fact! By no means, ever flip down the chance for cookies for breakfast. 🙃
  • Simple to make: the dough comes collectively so quick, and a lot of the recipe time is simply spent cooking (about 20 minutes, it is hands-on however general nonetheless a quick course of). Plus, there’s no chilling required!
  • So flavorful: They lean considerably in direction of a sugar cookie in taste, however they actually style higher as a result of the waffle iron caramelizes the skin because it turns golden.
  • Superb maple glaze: A lot of the flavour in these waffle cookies comes from the maple syrup glaze. It’s extremely simple with simply three components!
  • Nice brunch choice: Think about displaying as much as brunch with these–everybody will love you! Psst: my blueberry muffin cookies and crepe cake are nice brunch/dessert choices too!

To not be confused with pizzelle, these waffle cookies are enjoyable, distinctive cookies baked in a waffle iron and drizzled with a maple glaze. They’re a bit completely different out of your common cookie, which is precisely why I like them!

The Elements

I take advantage of fundamental pantry staples to make my waffle cookies, which suggests you most likely have what you should whip up a batch proper now!

  • Brown sugar. A mix of granulated and brown sugar creates a flavorful cookie base that caramelizes fantastically when pressed right into a waffle iron.
  • Vanilla. A traditional waffle ingredient! Vanilla provides taste to the cookies and enhances the maple glaze so properly. In case you have some do-it-yourself vanilla extract mendacity round, be at liberty so as to add a splash right here!
  • Cornstarch. I took a observe from my no-chill sugar cookies and swapped a number of the flour for cornstarch. This retains the cookies tender and flavorful.
  • Butter. I take advantage of unsalted butter within the cookies themselves and salted butter within the glaze. For those who solely have salted butter readily available, simply scale back the salt within the cookies to ¼ teaspoon. However, if you happen to solely have unsalted butter, you may add a pinch of desk salt to the glaze.
  • Maple syrup. I like to recommend utilizing pure maple syrup for the most effective taste, however you should utilize pancake syrup if you happen to’d like.

And, in fact, a waffle iron! A Belgian waffle iron isn’t a good selection right here because the crevices are too deep, making the cookie too cumbersome and susceptible to falling aside whenever you take away it. As an alternative, you want a extra commonplace/shallow waffle iron. I personally suggest utilizing a mini waffle iron, like this one I used for the cookies you see here.

SAM’S TIP: Waffle cookies could be tasty with a pinch of cinnamon within the glaze for an additional breakfast-y really feel.

Learn how to Make Waffle Cookies

  1. Cream collectively the the butter and sugars with an electrical mixer for 1-2 minutes on excessive pace.
  2. Stir within the egg and vanilla till effectively mixed.
  3. Whisk collectively the dry components in a separate bowl, then regularly add them to the moist components.
  4. Type 2-tablespoon sized scoops of dough right into a ball, then break into 3 or 4 even items.
  1. Evenly place the dough items into your preheated mini waffle iron, then shut and prepare dinner till golden brown (about 90 seconds).
  2. Rigorously tilt the waffle iron onto a cooling rack to take away the cookie (be very cautious and take into account sporting oven mitts to do that, because the iron is sizzling and will burn you). Repeat with the remaining dough.
  3. Make the glaze: Whisk collectively the melted butter and maple syrup, then regularly add the powdered sugar till mixed.
  4. Drizzle or dip the cooled cookies in glaze.

SAM’S TIP: My recipe makes a number of glaze in case you wish to solely dip your whole cookies as proven beneath. For those who’re simply doing a drizzle, you may halve the recipe. 

Regularly Requested Questions

What do waffle cookies style like?

Waffle cookies are like a waffle/sugar cookie hybrid. They’ve a candy, caramelized vanilla taste that pairs with the maple glaze in such a stunning means. Texture-wise, these cookies are much like cut-out sugar cookies with a crisp, agency texture.

Can I make these waffle cookies in a standard waffle maker?

As long as it’s not a Belgian waffle maker (these are the deep ones), then sure! They received’t have a reasonably, outlined form like those in my photos, however they may nonetheless style wonderful. To do that, merely put a 2-tablespoon scoop of cookie dough in every quadrant of your waffle iron and prepare dinner till golden brown. Take additional care when eradicating, because the cookies will must be gently eliminated and turning them out from a bigger iron is trickier.

Waffle cookies made in a daily waffle maker as a substitute of a mini waffle maker might take only a bit extra time to prepare dinner.

Can I take advantage of this recipe for stroopwafels?

No, these cookies are far too thick and agency for use for stroopwafles (a Dutch deal with consisting of very skinny, crisp wafer cookies sandwiched round chewy caramel). Nonetheless, my waffle cookies may very well be used for ice cream sandwiches–perhaps even with a maple walnut ice cream?! Yum!

Can I put any cookie dough in a waffle iron?

Whereas I suppose you might, I can’t assure constant outcomes. For those who do do that with any of my different cookie recipes, please let me know the way it goes!

What do you assume: ought to waffle cookies be thought of breakfast, dessert, or each?

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! For those who do that recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram, and you can even discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Waffle Cookies

In search of a brunch deal with? My waffle cookies are extremely simple to make and so distinctive. Prime them with a drizzle of maple glaze for that traditional waffle taste! Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Breakfast, cookie, Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 20 minutes

Complete Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 13 cookies

Energy: 268kcal

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For Cookies

  • Plug within the waffle iron so it begins warming up.

  • In a big mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar and use an electrical mixer to beat till well-combined and creamed (about 1-2 minutes on excessive pace).

    ½ cup (113) unsalted butter, ¾ cup (150) granulated sugar, 3 Tablespoons (38) gentle brown sugar

  • Add egg and vanilla extract and stir till well-combined.

    1 massive egg, ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • In a separate bowl, whisk collectively flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    1 ¾ cups (218) all-purpose flour, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ⅛ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon desk salt

  • Steadily stir dry components into moist till utterly mixed.

  • Scoop roughly 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough and type right into a ball. Break into 3 or 4 even items and place them evenly within the waffle iron (watch out, the iron will likely be very popular, don’t contact the precise iron!). Gently however firmly shut the waffle iron and prepare dinner till cookie is golden brown (about 90 seconds).

  • To take away the cookie, fastidiously tilt the waffle iron onto a cooling rack (I take advantage of oven mitts to carry it when doing this). You could attempt utilizing a fork however the cookie is extra prone to break. Repeat with remaining cookie dough till all cookies have been baked. Enable to chill barely earlier than overlaying with maple glaze.

Maple Glaze

  • Whisk collectively maple syrup and melted butter. Steadily add powdered sugar till utterly mixed. Drizzle over cookies or permit cookies to chill utterly after which dip within the glaze. If the glaze turns into too thick at any level, simply microwave for 10 seconds after which stir, repeat as wanted till fluid.

    ⅓ cup (80) maple syrup, 3 Tablespoons (42) salted butter, 1 cup (125) powdered sugar


Waffle iron

A mini waffle iron is nice for doing one cookie at a time and ensuring cookies are cooked correctly, nevertheless a bigger iron will work as long as it’s not a Belgian iron (which has deeper crevices). I don’t suggest a Belgian iron because the cookies are too tough to take away and are susceptible to breaking.

Maple glaze

This recipe yields sufficient glaze to generously dip each cookie. For those who intend on a lighter quantity of frosting or simply drizzling over the cookies, be at liberty to scale back by half (half of the maple syrup could be just below 3 Tbsp)


As soon as glaze has dried utterly, retailer in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 3 days.


Serving: 1cookie | Energy: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fats: 10g | Saturated Fats: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fats: 3g | Trans Fats: 0.4g | Ldl cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary info is predicated on third-party calculations and ought to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will range primarily based upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.