Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Wafflemaker

The last of my MacGyver-themed posts. This one from the “How would MacGyver bake a cookie with only a waffle iron?” A question I’m sure many of you have pondered on Saturday mornings. To answer it I went back to one of my favorite blogs by the waffleizer.  Its mission is to “provide 30 answers to the question: Will it Waffle?” They are 15 down and 15 to go.

The recipe begins: If you’d like, form the dough into balls, place on a tray to freeze and then, once frozen, pour the balls of dough into a zip-top bag. The frozen dough can go right onto the waffle iron.

This recipe is based on one from Dessert Express. In this version, I reduced the amounts of both the oatmeal and the chocolate chips. I recommend using mini chocolate chips.

Apart from this recipe, I have every reason to believe that your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe would also work in the waffle iron.

Makes about 20 cookies


* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted [117 grams]

* 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar [125 grams]

* 2 large eggs

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour [95 grams]

* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats [65 grams]

* 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips [130 grams]


1. Preheat your waffle iron.

2. In a bowl, whisk the butter and brown sugar until smooth.

3. Add the eggs and vanilla, whisking to incorporate.

4. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.

5. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir to combine.

6. Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray.

7. Using a spoon or small scoop, place the dough onto each waffle section. Close the machine and cook until the cookies are set and beginning to brown. This won’t take very long — probably two or three minutes, depending on the heat of your waffle iron. (They will be soft when you remove them and will firm up as they cool.)

8. Transfer the cooked cookies to a wire rack.


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