So there you are, sitting at home staring at food blogs on your phone. You’re hungry, but a little lazy, and not sure what to make. You’re stomach is aching. It yearns for something delicious. You wish it could just talk and tell you. Your sweet-tooth is aching too. Aching for something sweet, of course. And you’re just overwhelmed with all the options in front of you.
Flipping through your Facebook and Instagram feeds in search of inspiration has you almost frazzled. But then you see it… Chocolate Oatmeal Waffle Iron Cookies. “Of course!” you exclaim, to the empty room. You’re almost too excited to know what to do. Your laziness is instantly vanquished. You pull yourself together and head for the kitchen straight away.
Where to begin? It’s been forever since you’ve used your waffle iron. Where did you put it? Of course, buried on the bottom shelf surrounded by blender parts and unused tupperware. A veritable graveyard of unused kitchen appliances and tools. With little trouble though you excavate it from the shelf of abandonment. There’s a little dust on the surface, and what looks like old batter crusted to the side. “Gross…” you think. But it’s nothing a quick rinsing won’t fix.
Now you’re off and cooking. And very soon, thanks to the quickness of the waffle iron, you’ll be enjoying some of the most deliciously moist cookies you’ve ever had. You’ll most likely be leaving that waffle iron on the counter from now on too. It’s usefulness has become apparent to you. You’re welcome for that.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Waffle Cookies
30min to prepare serves 4-6
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Turn on waffle iron and let heat up. Grease with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar, then whisk in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
- In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt, then add to wet ingredients in increments until well combined.
- Fold in oats and chocolate chips to cookie batter until just incorporated.
- Place a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into each quadrant of waffle iron; close and cook for about 2 minutes (time will vary depending on waffle iron’s temperature and your preference), or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
- Repeat with remaining dough, re-spraying griddle as needed.
- Serve warm and enjoy!