That's what you get when you make cookies with a waffle iron.
Gone are the days of waiting for a tray of cookies to come out of the oven (which usually average 8 to 10 minutes). These waffles cookies "bake" up in just over 1 minute, and have the perfect ratio of crispy exterior with a soft and chewy centre.
I love how these cookies are basically a "mini waffle." They're absolutely gorgeous, kids (and adults!) will find them irresistible, and hey, what better excuse than to have dessert for breakfast, right? Best of all, they're the perfect vehicle for an amazing ice cream sandwich.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies
Adapted from Fine Cooking
Makes about 24
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
In a small bowl, stir together the whole wheat and all-purpose flours, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs in one at a time, mixing after each addition until incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix until fluffy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Don't overmix.
Using a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop, spoon some cookie to portion out a cookie onto each waffle square. Close the iron and cook until set and beginning to brown, about 1 minute and 10 seconds, depending on the heat of your waffle iron. Use a thin metal spatula to transfer the cooked cookies to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining dough.
Saturday, April 24, 2010