Recipes are best when shared, especially when friends share something super yummy and it comes with samples! Our family has a few deep, dark secrets…family recipe secrets, that is, that a certain one of my children (you know who you are) don’t like to share, so I am really excited when I ask a friend for a recipe and they will actually give it to me! Sometimes it comes with a story, usually anecdotal, that makes the recipe more fun. Thanks for the samples, Jeremy and thanks for typing up the recipe and sending it to me, Mandy!
Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies
1/2 cus unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks
Heat the waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in the egg and vanilla. Sir in flour, baking soda, and salt; finish by stirring in the chocolate chips. Coat the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Use a tablespoon to portion out a cookie onto each waffle square. Close the iron and cook until they begin to brown, about 1 1/2 to 3 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool; repeat with the remaining dough.
So delicious and easy! The texture was different that a regular chocolate chip in a really pleasant way. I am anxious to try the recipe again and make a couple changes to what I did this time around. First, I used the Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and they are bigger than regular-sized chocolate chips…just a little too big. There were spots where there wasn’t any cookie, just chocolate - okay, maybe that isn’t a bad thing. If I use those same chips, I’ll chop them up a bit before mixing them in. The other thing is that I want to try to bake them in a regular waffle iron, not a Belgian waffle maker…if I can find one. My old one finally bit the dust – 35 years of use has a way of doing that to appliances! Oh, and by the way…I have another recipe for waffle cookies. As soon as I get a new waffle iron, I’ll be making some of those up!