So, did you know that you can make cookies in a waffle iron?
You totally can, and it’s kind of a fun spin on dessert – AND it’s quicker than making cookies in the oven, because the heat is more direct. How fun is that? We’ve made 3 or 4 different kinds, over the years, I think. These started as oatmeal chocolate chip and we added butterscotch (definitely a good decision).
Another thing that’s kind of cool about these (besides the novelty ) is that they are a very good texture – chewy and perfect with no crisp edges or browned bottoms. In other words, the perfect cookie (I prefer my cookies to be the same color on top as they are on the bottom).
This recipe is adapted slightly from one from finecooking.com.
- 1/2 cu unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- Nonstick cooking spray (a lot.)
Start heating the waffle iron. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in the dry ingredients, adding the oats and chocolate chips last, after the flour has been worked in.
The fun part about this is that it takes absolutely no finagling with the waffle iron to make these work. Scoop a ball of dough into each quadrant of the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron, and when the “ready” light comes on, they are ready! It takes just a couple of minutes – very similar to what it takes to make a waffle, in fact.