Friday, September 6, 2013

Chocolate & Vanilla Waffle Cookies

I have been having a terrible craving for cake. Or more specifically cupcakes.
Maybe its from walking past all of the bakeries when we were in the city. A lot of them had beautiful displays of cupcakes in their windows. And the smells that wafted out of their entries, oh my!

But I just couldn't bring myself to pay 6 bucks for one little sweet treat!
So we just walked on by!

And now we are back to the camper.
I still am hungry for cupcakes!
Have you ever tried to bake with a camper stove?
Never quite sure how the end product will turn out.

Then I remembered a great recipe I had pinned a few weeks ago.

Chocolate & Vanilla Waffle cookies.

The recipe said they had  more of a cake like texture than a regular cookie.

And I always bring my waffle iron along in the camper.

Besides using it for Sunday morning waffles, it works great for cooking our hashbrowns.  I never use anything else but my waffle iron to cook them anymore.
I read over the recipe and made sure I had all of the ingredients.
(for once I did!)

I mixed up the batter.

Funny story about my mix master.
I received this as a shower present when I got married the first time.
Almost 27 years ago!
I used it ALL of the time!
When the marriage was over I took the mixer and the bowls, but forgot about the beaters. 
( I never did get them back)
While cleaning out the closet for our move this year I came across my mixer. 
( I have been using the mixing bowls)

I went online to find the beaters to match.
Guess what they call the mixer now?
A vintage Mixmaster!

But I was lucky enough to find the beaters, so into the camper it went!

Moving on...

I mixed the batter into the different flavors, chocolate and vanilla.

Then plopped the batter onto my waffle iron.

It took a little experimenting to get the right size.

They came out with a great cake-like texture.

I thought they tasted great with my morning cup of coffee!
But best of all they cured my cupcake craving!

I am going to get the pipeliner some icecream to go with his tonight!

These are something I would for sure make again!

Chocolate and Vanilla Waffle Cookies

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
1 1/2 cup flour, plus 3 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

In a large mixing bowl combine sugar and butter. Beat until creamy.
Add the eggs and 1 tsp vanilla and beat well.  Combine flour and salt. Add 1/3 flour mixture to sugar/egg mixture. Continue adding the flour mixture and milk in this manner ending with the flour mixture.
Divide dough, placing half in small mixing bowl.
Add cocoa powder to one of the bowls, mixing until blended into the dough.
Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 3 tbsp flour to the half of the dough, mixing until blended.
Heat waffle iron according to the manufactures directions.
Drop your dough a teaspoon at a time onto the waffle grid.
Close lid and cook until the waffle iron indicates the cookies are done.

I think mine took about 3 or 4 minutes. But watch close so they don't overcook!
Gently remove the cookies with a fork and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
They can be dusted with powdered sugar, or frosted with your favorite frosting recipe.

Happy Thursday!


  1. These look amazing and how creative to make them in a waffle iron!!!! What a great idea!!!! Vintage is in friend so you are definetly cool!!! Hope you are well!!!!

    1. Great to make when you don't want to heat your oven up. Who knew I was in! lol..

  2. These look and sound delicious!

    1. They would be the best with a scoop of icecream on top!

  3. What fun and another use for the waffle iron!
    P.S. I have those same mixing bowls!! :)

  4. The kids used to make Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in the waffle iron for an afternoon snack.