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Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies

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Yields 24 cookies

Baking cookie dough in a waffle iron takes about a minute and a half, a real time-saver when you've got to have warm cookies right away. These cookies, excerpted from the book Dessert Express, look like mini waffles, but they bake up just like oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies, with browned, toasty oats on the outside and gooey, melty chips. Once cooled, they look cute garnishing bowls of ice cream.

Get Inspired: View the recipe slideshow, Quick Chocolate Desserts for more quick dessert ideas, including a Chocolate-Hazelnut Waffle and a Molten Chocolate Cake.

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray
Tip:
For the best results, measure your flour by weight instead of volume. (1 cup of all-purpose flour equals 4-1/2 oz.) If you don’t have a scale, be sure to use the proper technique when filling your measuring cups.

Heat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.

In a large bowl, whisk the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.

Coat the grids of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Use a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop to portion out a cookie onto each waffle square. Close the iron and cook until set and beginning to brown, 1-1/2 to 3 minutes, depending on the heat of your waffle iron. Use a thin metal spatula to transfer the cooked cookies to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining dough, coating the grids with spray as necessary.

Dessert Express
This recipe appears in Dessert Express by Lauren Chattman: 100 great desserts you can make in 30 minutes or less.
Make Ahead Tips

The cookies will keep in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days.

Variations

You can substitute raisins or chopped dates for the chocolate chips and add 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg for a more classic oatmeal cookie flavor.

Photo: Alexandra Grablewski

these are okay. Like some of the other reviewers said, the texture doesn't seem right for a cookie. They were good as dessert waffles though :)

I would call this more of a dessert waffle than a cookie. It would be delicious served with chocolate syrup, with or without vanilla ice cream. I only gave it 4 stars, because it didn't fit the bill as a cookie in my eyes. No problem cooking it, I used 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips and cooked each batch for 3 minutes, using a small plastic spatula to flip them out of the waffle iron.

Disappointing, the oatmeal didn't have enough time to soften, so the texture didn't seem like a proper cookie. And the chocolate kept sticking to the waffle iron, i had to take out the plate and clean it, then let it steam dry, slowing the process.

Although this is a really cute idea, the cookies aren't great. Not sweet enough, kinda dough-y, bland tasting. Don't waste your time or ingredients. They looked so cute in the magazine, so I was really disappointed. I may try this again with a different oatmeal cookie recipe, but not this one. Can't recommend.

While the flavor was okay, I found it a complete pain to make these. Most of them alternately burned or fell apart. Very few of them turned out well. Perhaps it's my waffle iron? Instead of throwing the remaining batter out, I added a bit more flour and baked them in the oven.

I made this recipe in my Antique sunbeam mixer. I did use salted butter and quick oats. I have a newer waffle iron and used the cooking spray and they fell apart. I then did it without cooking spray and they came out perfect. My kids said great! Husband said dry. And they only took about 45 seconds once I got my iron up to temp. Made the whole batch using a 1 tbs spoon in under 15 minutes. Worked great since I'm waiting on my new stove since my oven went out.

Yummy. No problems getting them out even when the chocolate is melting all over the waffle iron. I cut the chocolate chips by half and added a cup of fresh blueberries.... Really good. Another good recipe open to variations.

These were wonderful! Very quick and easy, and tasted great too. I was finished with everything, including cleanup, in under 1/2 an hour, and I liked the chewy chocolaty flavor.

While not as tasty as a real oatmeal cookie, these little bites are quick, easy and fun. This recipe will be added to the list of things I cook with my 5-yr-old granddaughter. I used a Belgian waffle iron. A regular waffle iron might be better.

Very tasty and easy! What a fun variation! They didn't crumble or stick at all. I found using a set of small ice tongs worked beautifully for removing the cookies from the iron.

This was delicious! It would have been a bit better with less chocolate chips (maybe 1/2 cup instead of a full cup) - they melted all over the iron and made some of the cookies fall apart. It took awhile to figure out the right technique to get them out (I found a fork and spatula worked best) but once that was sorted out they made a very tasty snack.

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