Chocolate Waffle Cookies

4 dozen

Serve these chocolate waffle cookies with ice cream, or go the opposite route and serve alongside hot chocolate, to make the most of the delicate cookies.


  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 18 tablespoons (2 ¼ sticks) unsalted butter

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, plus 2 tablespoons for icing

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting

  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk

  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray


  1. Melt chocolate with 1 cup butter (2 sticks) in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Let cool slightly.

  2. Put eggs, vanilla, and granulated sugar in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale, 4 to 5 minutes. Mix in chocolate mixture, salt, cinnamon, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and the flour.

  3. Heat a waffle iron until hot. Lightly coat grids with cooking spray. Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter onto center of each waffle-iron square to make 1 1/2-inch rounds. Close cover; cook until set, about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, bottom sides up. Let cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter, coating grids with cooking spray after each batch.

  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add confectioners' sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons cocoa powder; stir until smooth. Stir in milk.

  5. Gently dip 1 surface of each cookie in icing so that just the waffle lines (not gaps) are coated. Repeat with remaining cookies and icing. Transfer to wire racks; let stand until set, about 10 minutes. Dust iced surfaces of cookies with confectioners' sugar.

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Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored in single layers in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 days.

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