What do you do when the temperature is near triple digits, and you want cookies? Well, I guess there are three choices. You can go buy some, stand over the stove and make no-bake cookies or you can make waffle cookies. I choose to do the latter.
Although I am posting a recipe, almost any cookie dough that can be rolled into balls (think peanut butter cookie dough) can be baked in a waffle iron. You just have to be willing to do a little experimentation.
Since there is not a lot of flavor in this cookie itself, the glaze is the spotlight, and the flavor of the glaze can be changed at will. Although I used Chinese 5-Spice, other spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie or apple pie spice are good choices. The spices can be omitted and extracts such as almond, mint, maple and others can be used.
Although I can never wait that long, I think that these cookies are better the day after they are made.
Chinese 5-Spice Waffle Cookies
1/2 c. butter, at room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 c. cream or evaporated milk
4 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 c. sifted confectioner’s sugar
1 t. vanilla or other extract
1 t. Chinese 5-spice or other spice
1 to 2 T. water
Cream butter and sugar together until well blended. Stir in egg and vanilla and mix well. Beat in cream or evaporated milk. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into creamed mixture until well blended. The mixture will be stiff. Heat waffle iron. Spoon heaping teaspoonsful of dough into opposite corners of the waffle grids. This will make 4 at a time. Bake in a waffle iron, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from waffle iron and place on a cookie sheet or a sheet of waxed paper. Repeat with remaining dough. In a small mixing bowl, beat together melted butter, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and spice. Add water to make a glaze consistency. Brush glaze over the cookies, letting it seep into the grids of the cookies. Makes about 40 cookies.
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