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Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles

June 18, 2010
chocolate chip cookie waffles

As promised, or threatened, here is my ‘recipe’ for Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles.

1 tube Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough

1 waffle iron

I set the waffle iron at medium heat, because I was guessing. I assumed the innards of the cookie wouldn’t cook if the iron was set at high so we went for medium heat.

Take about a handful of dough and place in a ziploc bag so you can soften it. The idea was to make it pliable enough so it would spread out on the waffle iron. The bag idea didn’t work very well as scraping it out of the bag proved to be rather messy. I should have take pictures of this part but my hands were too messy to handle the camera.

After abandoning the ziploc bag we took a plate and mushed the cookie dough on it. We spread the dough out to about an inch less than the size of the waffle iron in case it expanded.

Gently peel the cookie dough off the plate and place on the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron.

When cooking waffles the rule of thumb is that the waffles are ready when the iron stops steaming. This wasn’t the case with the chocolate chip cookie waffles as they put out a huge amount of steam. The cookie waffles smelled amazing and we kept checking them but no one had any idea if they were ready. After about five minutes of cooking time we decided they were ready.

Getting them out of the waffle iron was challenging at best. The cookie waffle was not unlike a regular cookie fresh out of the oven, it needs to cool before being removed.We couldn’t turn the iron off and wait for it to cool down because we had more cookie dough and there were at least three teenage boys waiting for the cookies.

I tried lifting them out with a fork but that just proved to be a mess. Eventually I just unplugged the waffle iron, donned some oven mitts and flipped the whole thing over while my son tried to coax them out with a fork.

I wouldn’t recommend making Chocolate Chip Cookies in the waffle iron. We couldn’t make them fast enough for everyone and the risk of getting burned was pretty high. The cookies were very good since the outer part was crunchy and the inner part was soft. Of course that could mean it wasn’t entirely cooked but since no one got sick I am pretty sure it was okay.

If there had been any cookie dough left our next experiment for alternative cooking would have been to cook them on the grill. Thankfully the boys ate all the cookie dough and it never came to that. We’d had fish the night before and they would have been nasty.

Our next waffle iron experiment will be to cook scrambled eggs with bacon in the waffle iron. The idea being that if we made two regular waffles and then the scrambled egg waffle they could be layered and served kinda like an Egg McMuffin, a rather large Egg McMuffin.

Do you have any waffle iron experiments?

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  • Reply Comedy Plus June 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Breakfast at your house certainly is interesting. You just do new recipes with the waffle iron? Just asking. Bwhahahahhahaha.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm

      Only on Sundays, the rest of the week it leftovers from dinner the night before or cereal.

  • Reply babs (beetle) June 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I think that when something isn't shaped the way we are used to, and maybe even breaks up, it kind of adds to the enjoyment of eating it. We don't have a waffle iron, or I'm sure there would be many experiments.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm

      I don't know if it adds to the enjoyment of the food but I do know it makes the calories leak out, so that is good.

      • Reply babs (beetle) June 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm

        Too true! You'd better make some more then.

  • Reply Tracy O'Connor June 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    My kids would love that! I'm not sure why I don't own a waffle iron, I keep saying I'm going to get one but I never follow through.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      You of all people must get one. If you can do Chicken in a Can just think of
      the wonderful and weird things you could do with a waffle iron. Plus, they
      don't heat the house up like an oven does.

  • Reply themother June 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    You actually put cookie dough in your waffle iron? Hmmm…

    Did you know that if you run more than one waffle iron on any given circuit you will blow a fuse? Me neither, until I tried it.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm

      I didn't know that, though, it doesn't surprise me. As it is I can't have
      ANYTHING on when I use the hair dryer.

  • Reply Surfie June 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I don't even have a waffle iron. I love the cookie waffle idea though! This would have probably been great if you were only needing one serving at a time. I love pancakes with bacon cooked into it. I bet that would work well with waffles too!

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm

      When we make the bacon waffle mcmuffin I will post all about it. I am sure it will be wonderful because it has bacon in it.

  • Reply Linda R. June 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Creative, I'd have never thought of putting cookie dough in a waffle maker.
    Daring, I'd be cleaning my waffle maker for days!
    Does sound tasty, though.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

      A few weeks before I made a cake in the waffle iron. A regular cake mix made about 6 waffles. I spread frosting between each layer and called it good. It looked just like a cake. The kids had eaten it before I had a chance to take pictures.

      My waffle iron is non-stick so nothing sticks to it.

      • Reply Linda R. June 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm

        Mine's non-stick, too, but I have had the occasional ornery waffle. I give it a very brief spritz with cooking spray before it heats.

        • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm

          I do that too, just in case…I put Twizzlers in there.

  • Reply Writingwithoutperiods June 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, now I'm hungry. I love those photos and waffles.
    Happy Friday.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      Happy Friday to you too, Mary. What is the URL for your blog, it didn't link in with Disqus.

  • Reply Pricilla June 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Mmm, the publicist is drooling. But it might be because she doesn't feel well…

    She does not have a waffle iron so she cannot experiment.
    Sad but true

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      Then you must get one. I hope you feel better soon.

  • Reply sheilasultani June 18, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I had to scroll down past the picture real fast so my kids don't see it – I don't want them getting any ideas.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      You have a whole summer, you might as well get with the program and start making all foods in the waffle iron. Ooh, we should have a contest or something!

  • Reply Sam Liu June 18, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Whenever I attempt to make waffles, they end up crumbling into inedible nothingness the minute I dare remove them from (meaning: wrench them off with a spatula) the waffle iron. I follow the instruction to the letter too…ah well, maybe I'll have more luck with your recipe 😀

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      They are inedible? Are you using waffle mix? Even if they crumble into a mess they should still be edible, at least for the dog. We always give the first waffle to the dog because they never turn out right, it's burnt or it isn't cooked enough.

  • Reply Ally June 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    we don't own a waffle iron. my hubs isn't a big breakfast person and i'm too lazy, example i used to buy frozen pancakes and french toast! LAME, i know.

    for some weird reason (trust me, i love chocolate chip cookies) i never like choc chips in things other than cookies. sounds odd, right? like muffins or pancakes, etc. just don't do it for me. i'm thinking that there's something about the mix of salt and sweet in the cookie or blondie that does it for me.

    dude, egg mcmuffin, now we're talking.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm

      But Ally, these weren't made of a waffle or pancake mix and added chocolate
      chips, these were made with chocolate chip cookie dough so they were just a
      big waffle shaped cookie, that fell apart and made a huge mess and was a big
      pain in the ass, but they were plain old cookies.

      Frozen pancakes are about as lame as a person can get, almost like
      pre-cooked bacon.

  • Reply Jayne June 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Just promise me you won't go trying to make your wonderful bourbon balls in that thing.

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      Interesting. I don't think those would work because they aren't cooked but
      this opens the door to all kinds of new and wonderful kinds of 'waffles'.

  • Reply Christine June 18, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Okay, they might not be the most attractive thing, but OMG do they look delish.
    I was shaking my head because unplugging and flipping them out would've been exactly what I would have done.
    We've got serious skills.

    • Reply redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 2:43 am

      I can't think of any other way to get it out but by flipping it over. They might have to do a re-design for waffling cookies. Maybe George Foreman can get on it?

  • Reply Katherine Murray June 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Wow, now I have to try that, even though you said not to! I am such a rebel! Those look AWESOME! I have done a giant cookie before with that stuff… it worked really well on a pizza pan. Other than waffles, that's about all I've put in a waffle maker. I make chocolate chip cookie waffles though… I just throw chocolate chips in them and they are amazing with powdered sugar 🙂

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm

      If you do it take pictures before since I forgot to. I really think we
      should turn this into a contest of some kind, or a blog parade where
      everyone posts their strange waffle idea.

      • Reply Katherine Murray June 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm

        I AM IN LIKE FLYNN! Please please please let's do that! What a GREAT GREAT idea!!!! Would it be the most outrageous? Would it have to be GOOD in the end, or just an interesting trial… LOVE the idea Jen… I am SO IN on this!

        • Reply redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

          I think it must look like a waffle first and then taste and all that
          second…Or not, Pop Tarts in the waffle iron might be cool but they will
          never look like a waffle. And Twinkies in the Waffle Iron would be amazing I
          bet but not very pretty.

  • Reply Margaret (nannygoats) June 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    What on earth made you think of waffle iron experiments? I can't wait to see what works and what doesn't. Looking forward to scrambled egg and bacon.

    Do you take requests?

    • Reply redheadranting June 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

      This might turn into an event. What else can be put in a waffle iron?

  • Reply Linda Medrano June 19, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I've done my hair twice with a waffle iron and it turned out great. (I didn't include any chocolate of any variety though.)

    • Reply redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 2:41 am

      Really? A real waffle iron? You never cease to amaze me.

      • Reply Linda Medrano June 19, 2010 at 2:50 am

        The truth is Jen, I just never cease.

        • Reply redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 2:51 am

          You don't. Of course it's two hours earlier there. Time to get back on the
          horse about now isn't it?

          • Linda Medrano June 19, 2010 at 2:57 am

            Oh shoot girl, unless we've run out of the coconut lube.

          • redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 3:04 am

            Oh Man, I don't even know how to respond to this one. TMI? Someone make a
            run to Walgreens?

          • Linda Medrano June 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

            For the coconut pancakes Jen. We both just love coconut pancakes and I used those little tube's of coco-paste. Ohh! Wait, did I say tube or lube? Ooops!

          • redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm


  • Reply Mike June 19, 2010 at 2:54 am

    That looks disgustingly delicious! I can do chocolate chip in any shape or form.

    When we were kids, me and my sister used to put chocolate chip cookies in the toaster oven, let them soften, and then take them out and put butter on them. It was awesome!

    • Reply redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

      That reminds me of the time I made Play-Doh penises for my Ken dolls
      because, well, they didn't have any. I left them on the radiator and they
      all melted, oozing off Ken and down to the floor.

      • Reply Tara Cottrell Wright June 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

        Oh god that's hilarious. You did a good deed with the penis thing. Poor Ken.

  • Reply Janiss June 19, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I wonder if it would be easier to get the dough out of the bag if you sprayed the inside of the bag with cooking spray. Ditto the waffle iron – would it be easier to get it out if you sprayed cooking spray on the iron before putting in the dough?

    I really would like to see this recipe work with perfectly waffle-shaped cookies. It HAS to be possible!

    • Reply redheadranting June 19, 2010 at 3:48 am

      We did spray the waffle iron, but the dough is really heavy and it doesn't
      create that outer crispiness until it has cooled, unlike a waffle which gets
      crispy while cooking and thus lifts out easily. The bag softening was not
      the way to go. I suppose one could flatten it on the waffle iron and then
      turn the waffle iron on after the fact. They heat up fast.

  • Reply Kristy June 20, 2010 at 4:13 am

    It sounded so promising…

  • Reply CatLadyLarew June 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    What a great idea! Now… if you could only get them out of the dang waffle maker intact…

  • Reply 38traci June 21, 2010 at 4:13 am

    OMG! I am not sure if I love you or hate you for sharing this — no on second thought, I'm loving you. Definitely loving you!

  • Reply Anne June 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    It sounds and looks so good that I am kind of bummed that it didn't work out. I wonder if it would work better if you sprayed the waffle iron before adding the dough. I might have to try it but I am terrified of ruining my waffle iron. I only ever use it to make waffles and wont even make chocolate chip waffles for fear that the chips will melt and stick.

  • Reply meleahrebeccah June 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    well that looks totally delicious!

  • Reply lauresal June 21, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wow. Combining two of my favorite foods, waffles and chocolate chip cookies. Who'd have thought. Looks delicious. Is it a waffle or a cookie? – A chocolate chip cookie waffle is both a breakfast and a dessert. Must be great with ice cream.

  • Reply GDad June 22, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Not sure about waffle irons, but you can make a nice omelet by putting eggs plus whatever else into plastic zip freezer bags and boiling them in a big sauce pan. Each person can add whatever he or she wants (cheese, mushrooms, cooked sausage, etc.), and it works out real well.

  • Reply Man Over Board June 29, 2010 at 1:30 am

    They say you eat with your eyes first, so the picture looked good, therefore waffle good.

  • Reply Yurie July 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I just recently bought my first waffle maker. It’s my most favorite kitchen tool now! I’ve always wanted to buy one because I LOVE waffles but it seemed like a lot of trouble finding the perfect one. But I found this website which has great reviews and they even recommend which one to buy based on budget. I followed their advice and got the KitchenAid. It’s a great machine!

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