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Frosted Chocolate Waffle Cookie Recipe

This frosted chocolate waffle cookie recipe is a family favorite that is both crunchy and chewy. It’s sure to be a favorite for your holidays.

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The Story

This recipe comes from my mom’s mom, Grandma Betty. Grandma Betty was an incredible cook as most farm wives seem to be. I remember being little, standing on a chair in the kitchen to shred up bread for stuffing. She made meals for the men in the field, a practical Thanksgiving feast every day.

They always looked like giants to me, coming into the kitchen with muddy boots and worn t-shirts, big beards I seem to recall. It always amazes me that she was able to feed such a crew every day.

These cookies are not one I remember making with Grandma. I do remember making them with my mom around the holidays.

This recipe includes a homemade chocolate frosting. Grandma, who was a very practical and busy woman, simply said to go buy a tub of Betty Crocker chocolate frosting. I decided to spruce up the recipe a little with this chocolate ganache. But hey, if you are pressed for time just go buy a tub of frosting. It’s what Grandma would have done.

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Ingredients for Frosted Chocolate Waffle Cookies

The Cookie

  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup (two sticks) butter at room temperature
  • 4 Eggs at room temperature
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa
  • Pinch of Salt

The Frosting

  • 12 Oz Dark Chocolate Chips (Or milk chocolate, your call!)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Supplies to Make Frosted Chocolate Waffle Cookies

  • Waffle Iron
  • Three mixing Bowls
  • Rubber Spatulas
  • Wood Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Wire Rack
  • Electric mixer or whisk

How to Make Frosted Chocolate Waffle Cookies

The Cookie

Begin by heating up your waffle iron.

Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Next, cream the butter and sugar together in a medium sized bowl. This means stirring the two together with a wooden spoon or mixer until they are one smooth, creamy texture.

Next, stir in the eggs one at a time until each is well combined.

Add the two tsp of vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet.

Once you have a nice dough, it’s time to start making waffles.

Grease your waffle iron.

Add 3-4 spoon-fulls of dough to the iron, depending on how large you want the cookies to be.

Once cooked, allow to cool on a wire rack.

Once completely cool, frost and enjoy!

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The Frosting

You’ll want to make the frosting first as it needs to chill in the fridge for an hour or so.

Add 12 ounces of chocolate chips to a heat safe bowl.

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Heat 1 1/2 cups of cream on the stove until it gets bubbly.

Pour this over top of the chocolate and give it a good stir. Let sit for a few minutes.

Using a whisk or hand mixer, whip the cream and chocolate until it is completely combined.

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Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill in the fridge for an hour or so.

Remove from the fridge and mix with a hand mixer until you get a thick but spreadable frosting consistency. You can also just use a wood spoon or whatever you like to mix it well.

It is now ready to frost your cookies.

This ganache will keep in the fridge for up to a week or several weeks in the freezer.

The Best Way to Store Frosted Chocolate Waffle Cookies

The best part about these cookies is the crunchy exterior with the chewy interior. It’s just amazing.

Unfortunately when stored at room temperature they loose that excellent crunch.

These cookies are best when eaten fresh. If you aren’t as gluttonous as I am, I recommend storing in the open air. It sounds counterintuitive, but they better keep their crunch if left in the open air.

You can also store them in an airtight container or bag in the freezer. They are delicious and fudgy when eaten frozen.

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How to get Butter to Room Temperature

If you have a microwave you can get butter to room temperature no problem. This is my husband’s trick and it works well.

Toss the stick of butter in the microwave and heat for eight seconds. Flip it on the other side, microwave another eight seconds. Usually that’s enough but if need be flip to another side and go eight more seconds.

Hack to Make Eggs Room Temperature

In the warmer months I always have a few eggs hanging out on the countertop. In the winter I rarely do. A quick and easy way to get eggs to room temperature from the fridge is to simply fill a cup with warm water and gently set your egg in there for about five minutes or so.

Do this with clean eggs only! If you’ve go a dirty egg use a nice clean one if possible.

Looking for more cookies?

Check out this cast-iron chocolate chip cookie or these perfect molasses cookies.

Watch and Learn

If you want a step-by-step follow along to make a delicious frosted chocolate waffle cookie, check out the YouTube video below!

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chocolate waffle cookie recipe rough and tumble farmhouse
chocolate waffle cookie recipe rough and tumble farmhouse

Chocolate Waffle Cookies with Ganache Frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Equipment

  • Waffle Iron
  • Three mixing Bowls
  • Rubber Spatulas
  • Wood Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Wire Rack
  • Electric mixer or whisk

Ingredients
  

Cookie

  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup two sticks butter at room temperature
  • 4 Eggs at room temperature
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa
  • Pinch of Salt

Frosting

  • 12 Oz Dark Chocolate Chips Or milk chocolate, your call!
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions
 

Cookie

  • Begin by heating up your waffle iron.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Next, cream the butter and sugar together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Next, stir in the eggs one at a time until each is well combined.
  • Add the two tsp of vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet.
  • Once you have a nice dough, it’s time to start making waffles.
  • Grease your waffle iron.
  • Add one spoonful of dough to each quadrant of the waffle iron.
  • Cook in the iron for around a minute and a half total.
  • They will seem a little soft when they come out of the iron but should be cooked through.
  • Once cooked, allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once completely cool, frost and enjoy!
  • Store in the open air or freeze.

Frosting

  • Add 12 ounces of chocolate chips to a heat safe bowl.
  • Heat 1 1/2 cups of cream on the stove until it gets bubbly.
  • Pour the over top of the chocolate and give it a good stir.
  • Let sit for a few minutes.
  • Using a whisk or hand mixer, whip the cream and chocolate until it is completely combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill in the fridge for an hour or so.
  • Remove from the fridge and mix with a hand mixer until you get a thick but spreadable frosting consistency.
  • This ganache will keep in the fridge for up to a week or several weeks in the freezer.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Kels! About how many cookies end up in a batch? I’m gonna make these for a cookie exchange (thank you!) and should probably decide if I want to double the recipe or not.

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