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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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Aubrey October 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Yum! Those look delicious! Thanks for sharing Maria!


Maria October 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Thanks Aubrey, Your girls would love these, I have made them for a couple neighborhood things lately and the kids think they are really fun.


Jessica Abbott October 9, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Oh my goodness…..yummmmmmm! these look so delicious, it is not even funny!


Maria October 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Thanks Jessica, They really are tasty and so fast and fun to make.


Melanie October 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I have made these for years. I usually just sprinkle powered sugar over them. My sons love them!

I just found your blog..love it! Thanks for sharing!


Maria October 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

They are so fun, Powdered sugar is a great idea. That could make them look kind of like a spider web, with a spider ring on top they could be such a fun halloween treat. Glad you like the blog.


Nikki December 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

What kind of texture do these have… I have seen them around blog-land, but never see those pictures of the broken or bitten into cookies that show off the texture…. are they more waffle like or cookie like in texture… hard/soft/crispy/chewy?


Maria September 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Sorry I just saw your comment. They are sort of like a mix between a waffle and a sugar cookie, chewy but not as chewy as a brownie. It is hard to explain, but they are tasty and kids gobble them up. :)


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