It was a trip down memory lane in my kitchen this week! It was yet another cool, rainy afternoon and we needed a fun activity to pull us all out of our doldrums.
It was time to bake.
I was flipping through my recipe file and found my Waffle Cookie recipe – still written in my junior high handwriting.
I remember Mom baking these cookies for my siblings and I growing up.
It was time for me to introduce my own kids to this easy-to-make treat.
Angel Girl helped me mix up the dough (which was really yummy to sample!) and bake these goodies.
The first ones we overcooked a little – then we realized that they were a little soft when they come out of the waffle iron – but will firm up as they cool.
Chocolate Waffle Cookies
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shortening (we used margarine)
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream the sugar and shortening (margarine) together. Add the eggs and vanilla, beating well. Add dry ingredients and mix together.
Preheat your waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray. Drop dough on iron (I used about 1/3 cup of dough for each cookie). Close the iron. Remove the cookie when done. (I just used the light that signals when the waffle is done – the timing working perfectly!)
Now to serve them…
My favorite way to eat them was with a big spoonful of hot fudge sauce on top!
But they were also very tasty – and cute – as a “Waffle Sundae” with a scoop of ice cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles.
But the kids also loved them with a scoop of ice cream or raspberry sherbet as a yummy ice cream sandwich.
Any way we served them – they were a yummy way to brighten up some attitudes!
I’ve linked this post up with Lisa over at Stop and Smell the Chocolates and at Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.