Butter Waffle Cookies

Waffle maker is not just for making waffle. Do you agree? Although waffle maker is designed to make waffles, obviously, it has far more functions than what I initially imagined. We can use waffle maker to cook omelette, hamburger patty, French toast, scones, Okonomiyaki, sandwich bread, Mochi, and many more. When I first read about those recipes, they absolutely blew my mind away. A waffle maker is far more useful than just making waffles alone. The lesson here is — I am only limited by my own imagination. So, today I challenge myself to make some waffle cookies.

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Basically, I am making a simple cookies dough, using the creaming method, and bake in a waffle maker. The heat of the waffle maker should not be too high, otherwise the cookies will get burnt and not cooked inside. The result? Heartwarmingly fragrant cookies with fancy shape. For this cookies recipe, I did not need to grease my non-stick waffle maker, and they turned out to be fine. Last advice, remember to preheat the waffle maker before you put the dough in.

Enjoy your waffle cookies!

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Ingredients (yield: 100 pieces)

Credit: Recipe adapted from 孔原柱 《Waffle! Waffle! 我的幸福松饼时光》

Butter 150g
Sugar 130g
Salt 1/4 tsp
Egg 56g
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Cake flour 300g
Baking powder 3/4 tsp
Baking soda 1/8 tsp
Matcha powder 1/2 Tbsp
Cocoa powder 1 Tbsp

Method:

  1. Using a paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar and salt until pale.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla essence. Continue to mix until the mixture forms a smooth emulsion.
  3. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, and baking soda together. Add to the butter mixture, and mix well.
  4. Divide the cookies dough into 3 equal portions, about 206g each.
  5. Take one portion of the cookies dough and add sifted matcha powder. Knead the dough with the heel of your palm, until matcha powder is even and the dough is smooth.
  6. Repeat step 5 for cocoa cookies dough.
  7. Now, you will get cookies doughs with 3 different colours. img_0027
  8. Divide each dough into bite size cookies, weighing at 5g – 6g each. img_0030.jpg
  9. Preheat the waffle maker. Put in the cookies dough and bake for about 2 – 3 minutes, until the cookies are cooked and golden brown. (Note: the baking duration varies, depending on the size of the cookies and how powerful is the waffle maker.) img_0031
  10. Let cool on a wire rack. Store in airtight container.

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