15 February 2011

tuesday treats: waffle cookies with lute

I am not gonna lie, I love bed time. Not mine, but the boys. I love those dudes with my whole heart, and they bless me everyday, but by the time we get through dinner, I am really really really kind of ready for a break. With that in mind, Lute apparently needs way less sleep these days. So, while the babies love their early bed time, Lute's has been pushed back and now he gets fun alone time with us. After the four thousandth game of Memory, I decided I needed to come up with some new projects. That's when the recipe for waffle cookies showed up in my mailbox. Who could resist that? It was so fun to do together and so easy, I thought I'd pass the recipe along to anyone who might need some new ideas. Or just need a treat, because they were pretty tasty.

See? You can have this much fun, too.

He basically did everything himself.

Nothing can be bad if it includes chocolate, right?

Almost ready!

In our cute little waffle maker inspired by my favorite Norwegian.

Deeeee-lish. They disappeared within 24 hours... They taste a little like a waffle, mostly like a cookie and are full of my favorite things... chocolate, cashews, coconut. Hmmm, might need to make another batch.

Waffle Cookies
(from Simple and Delicious)
makes 3 dozen
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C butter, melted
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C + 2 tbs. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C flaked coconut (we used unsweetened)
1/2 C chopped cashews
1/2 C mini chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine sugars, butter, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda and gradually add to the sugar mixture. Stir in the coconut, cashews and chocolate chips. 

Drop batter by tablespoonfuls 1" apart onto preheated waffle iron coated with cooking spray. Bake for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

And then try not to eat them all.


  1. looks yummy... I am checking in from SITS love to make these...

  2. I LOVE your waffle iron! Where did you find that thing?

  3. It was a wedding gift from Crate and Barrel - they don't have them anymore, but I saw them on Amazon. We use it a lot!

  4. amazing recipe! I reposted it on my site with kudos to you. Thanks for sharing!! This could be dangerous :)

  5. Oh, these are so fun! I've been meaning to my waffle maker to different use...other than the norm. Bet the kiddos would love them, too!