Mary’s Waffle Iron Cookies

Mary’s Waffle Iron Cookies

I was fortunate when I got married that I not only gained a husband, I also gained an amazing family of in-laws. Honestly, I could not have hand picked better in-laws and not many people can say that. Anyway, my mother-in-law is a fantastic home cook. Her and I regularly enjoy getting ideas on what to cook from one another. For our wedding, I even made a recipe book of their family recipes, my family recipes, and some of my own recipes. And I love having that access to the recipes she’s cooked for her family throughout the years. 

Mary's Waffle Iron Cookies-2For my husband’s birthday this year, she made him these waffle iron cookies. He posted an image of them on Facebook and they got quite a popular response. I knew I just had to feature them on my blog. I had never heard of such a thing… Making cookies with a waffle iron? But honestly, it’s so clever! Imagine in the summertime when you don’t want to heat the oven up, these cookies would be perfect! They are fun and easy on top of it. I hope you enjoy! And give my mother-in-law, Mary, some love for allowing me to share her recipe! 

Mary's Waffle Iron Cookies
delicious and simple chocolate cookies with sugar glaze
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 2 cups flour
  1. 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/4 - 1/3 cup milk
  3. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Pre-heat your waffle iron.
  2. Mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla for the frosting until smooth and pour-able. Set aside.
  3. Mix the cookie ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
  4. Use a tablespoon to drop some dough into the hot waffle iron.
  5. Bake cookies for about 1-2 minutes. Frost with powdered sugar frosting while warm. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.
  6. Continue baking until you are out of cookie dough.
Adapted from Mary Rohrich
Adapted from Mary Rohrich
Prairie Californian
 Jenny Dewey Rohrich



  1. May 19, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    I love all the videos you are doing. I have done a little “non-traditional” waffle baking. It is amazing how fast your favorite cookies or cinnamon rolls bake in a waffle iron. I’ll have to try this recipe out!
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    • May 21, 2014 / 10:40 am

      Oh Val that sounds amazing!! Cinnamon rolls… YUM!

  2. June 10, 2014 / 10:43 am

    Love all these fun ideas I keep seeing on how to use a waffle iron for food other than the obvious. I am all about the cookies!
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