Waffle Iron Cookies

Waffle iron cookies are a fun treat to make for an after school snack or just when you are craving something sweet. All you need is your favorite cookie dough and a waffle iron. Get your cookie fix without heating up your kitchen!

Watch the video for a real life demonstration for how to make your own Waffle Iron Cookies. Directions can be found below the video.

The question remains, why would you want to bake cookies in a waffle iron?

  • You want a treat and don’t want to turn on the oven.
  • You only want a few cookies.
  • You saw it on the internet and thought it looked like a fun idea.
  • You want to make a fun dessert. (Directions for that coming next week)

I used my tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I think you could use any cookie recipe in your waffle iron.

Waffle Iron Cookies from The Happy Housewife


Waffle Iron Cookies






  1. Heat the waffle iron.
  2. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the waffle iron.
  3. Cook on the medium setting. (Or for about 3 minutes)
  4. Remove to a cooling rack and enjoy.


It is important to make a test batch since there are many different types of waffle irons. I timed my cookies on the medium setting and they took about 3 minutes to cook.

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  1. What a fun idea! I hadn’t heard about it until now, but I really want to try it. Too bad I don’t have a waffle iron… They look delicious, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside is just how I like chocolate chip cookies!

  2. Somebody's Mimi says:

    What will it be next? I’m sure glad I bought a waffle iron!!

  3. Susan M. says:

    Learn something new every day! 🙂 I have to admit, while I may not feel this overwhelming urge to bake my cookies this way, at the same time I have a son with cerebral palsy and this could honestly be a GREAT way for him to bake cookies. Lifting a hot pan out of a hot oven and not getting burned is tricky for him–this could work great! And now he can make cookies for ME. . . !

  4. You can use any cookie dough? I must try this when I get more baking powder.

  5. I am trying this tomorrow with the kids! 🙂

  6. Gives me a reason to use my waffle iron, since I rarely use it for waffles. 😛

  7. Great… Now I totally *need* to get a waffle iron! Yum… 😛

  8. I like reason #3! I have a friend who bakes brownies/ cake in her waffle iron- she just makes a chocolate cake mix and cooks the batter in the waffle iron. She says they are instant chocolate gratification when you can’t wait 35 minutes for brownies to bake.

  9. I’ve seen this on pinterest and wondered thanks for the video, and you look great love that apron!

  10. Danielle says:

    Canned crescent rolls are super good in the waffle maker too. I can’t wait to try the cookies!

  11. We’ll have to try this today! We have some cookie dough in the freezer that we made the other day.

  12. does any one know if this works as well with the classic waffle iron or is it for the Belgian iron?
    Thanks sounds wonderful all I have is a classic iron and the one in the video was a Belgian I believe.

  13. This sounds great for our house! 25 out of the last 30 days have been above 100 degrees and I wont turn on the oven. This is a great alternative! Thanks for the idea!

  14. A fun idea for older children. Heck my brother would’ve thought this was great during his college days! 🙂

  15. I will be making these at homeschool camp next week. Everyone I sent the link to is really excited. I foresee all the kids wanting to make their own cookies. Thanks for the idea!

  16. LottieSue says:

    A friend gave me her old waffle iron and I admit the first time ever using a waffle maker was last week. I tried cookies today (not your recepie) and the tops of the cookies stick to the iron making a crummy mess. Mine has a temperature setting but I don’t know what to choose. I used lost of pam spray. What do you think could be the problem and what I should try?

  17. Finally! A use for my waffle iron.

  18. I tried cooking cinnamon rolls in my waffle iron a couple of nights ago. They turned out beyond amazing. Was looking for a specific cookie recipe tonight, and ran across the idea of making other types of cookies in my waffle iron…am totally going to try sugar cookies tomorrow!

  19. I, have not tried this yet. But it’s the best idea yet. I imagine the kids would get a kick out of it. And you can make a batch and cook some fresh daily or whenever you like….

  20. i have tried to make cookies in the waffle iron and they do come out good – my quetion is how do you get them off the iron without breaking them – they are very hot – and very soft – and i’ve tried lots of approaches – but none without much success – any tips?

  21. Michael says:

    Can you split the recipe in half for a smaller batch?

  22. Waffles! Waffles! Waffles! How delicious! When I think of waffles, the world becomes a pleasant ball of happiness that seems to invite me to endless and eternal taste pleasures.

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