Fall (Waffle Iron) Cookies

by Maria on October 9, 2012

Fall Waffle Iron Cookies

So seriously, how fun are these easy waffle iron cookies?  This is another recipe from my Aunt Delena, she would bring them to family reunions every summer growing up and I thought she was the coolest person ever.  She called them turtle cookies because they look like little turtles, she usually frosted them with chocolate frosting.  Now, here’s what I was thinking – take the waffle iron cookie, add some orange frosting and fall sprinkles and they look like fall.  But, sneak a little black spider on top and you have a perfect “not too spooky” Halloween treat that even your kids can help make.  Are you following me?  Good, then I’ll catch you after the jump!

These cookies are so quick to mix up. I love that I don’t have to heat the whole oven and my kids get a kick out of cooking cookies in the waffle iron.

Waffle Iron Cookies

yields about 24 cookies


1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup white sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup flour


Mix butter, sugar, and eggs; add vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in seperate bowl and add to wet ingredients. Mix well. Drop spoonfuls onto a heated waffle iron ( you may need to grease your waffle iron a bit.) Close the cover and bake for about 45-50 seconds depending on waffle iron heat. Do not over bake. Lift carefully off with a fork. Place on cooking rack. Let cool and then frost with your choice of frosting. Green with brown sprinkles really makes these cookies look like little turtles. This is the frosting recipe I used.


1/2 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp evaporated milk or cream
food coloring

Combine everything but the evaporated milk and food coloring. Begin mixing with hand mixer drizzle evaporated milk in until frosting reaches your desired consistency. Add choice of food coloring and mix well.

Waffle Iron Cookies

Doesn’t this littel guy look just like a turtle. :)

I think my homemade oreo cookies (scroll past the ham recipe) would be a fun halloween cookie if you colored the frosting orange, and if you are more of a sugar cookie person, try my favorite sugar cookie recipe.



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