Dessert | December 19, 2019

Chocolate Waffle Cookies

Do you need a fast, easy, yummy cookie recipe to make before Santa arrives to an empty plate?  Well I have the perfect recipe for you.  These chocolate waffle cookies are such a cinch to whip up and you make them in your waffle iron!

What Is A Chocolate Waffle Cookie?

A waffle cookie is a cookie that is cooked in your waffle iron rather than in your oven.  It’s a fun twist on baked goods, and they are also fun to make with kids!

Chocolate waffle cookies on a marble cutting board.

What Do I Need To Make Chocolate Waffle Cookies?

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • butter
  • sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • flour

Chocolate waffle cookie ingredients.

How Do I Make Waffle Cookies?

The Batter

  1. To Make the batter, add melted butter to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add sugar and mix until well combined.
  3. Lightly beat your eggs and add to batter.
  4. Add vanilla, mix to combine.
  5. Pour in flour.
  6. Add cocoa powder.  Mix until well combined.

How To “Bake” The Cookies

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Add one teaspoon of batter to your waffle iron, 2 inches apart.
  3. Close iron and cook for about 90 seconds.
  4. Transfer to a cooking rack and cool completely.

Pro Tip: Most waffle irons have a light that lets you know when the contents are cooked thru.  This feature works perfectly for making this cookies.

How to bake waffle cookies.

What About The Frosting?

For the frosting you’ll need:

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • milk

Ingredients for frosting.

How Do I Make The Frosting?

  1. Add butter to your mixing bowl.
  2. Pour in powdered sugar.
  3. Add vanilla and start mixer.
  4. Slowly pour in milk until you reach desired consistency. You can make it thick, and spread it on top of the cookies like a cake frosting, of you can make it thinner and more of a glaze.

Pro Tip: If you want more of a thin glaze, omit the butter in the frosting.

How to make batter for waffle cookies.

I Love Baking! Do You Have Other Cookies Recipes?

For a few lot more fabulous cookie recipes check out our cookie page.

Waffle cookies on a cooling rack.

Can You Freeze Waffle Cookies?

Yes you can!  Freeze before you frost them.  When you’re ready to serve, thaw on the counter and frost.

Chocolate waffle cookies stacked, next to a glass of milk.

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Chocolate Waffle Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
16 mins

Delicious and easy chocolate waffle cookies 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookies, chocolate waffles
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tbsp butter softened
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 3 to 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer combine butter and eggs. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add sugar, flour, cocoa, and vanilla, and mix until well combined.
  4. Spray waffle iron with nonstick spray.
  5. Drop batter by the tsp onto waffle iron about 2 inches apart.
  6. Close waffle iron and cooke for 1 to 1.5 minutes.
  7. Remove from iron and transfer to a cooling wrack. Let cook completely.
  1. Using a hand or stand mixer whip butter.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
  3. Spread or pipe frosting on to cooled cookies.
  4. Store in an airtight container
Recipe Notes

Pro Tip#1: Most waffle irons have a light that lets you know when the contents are cooked thru.  This feature works perfectly for making this cookies.

Pro Tip#2: If you want more of a thin glaze, omit the butter in the frosting.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Waffle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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