We just learned this amazing new trick for baking cookies in a fraction of the time they take in the oven!
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treats for kids and adults alike. And we’ll let you in on a little secret – “baking” cookie dough in a waffle iron takes a fraction of the time a normal oven does. This not only gets the cookies into our bellies sooner, but it makes for a fast and fun recipe to whip up with little ones. After a couple of minutes in the iron we were left with warm and golden morsels of chocolate chip goodness. So the next time you need a sweet treat fast, keep the oven off and turn on that waffle iron!
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Waffle Cookies
Serves 4 - 6; 30 minutes
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Turn on waffle iron and let heat up. Grease with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar, then whisk in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
- In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt, then add to wet ingredients in increments until well combined.
- Fold in oats and chocolate chips to cookie batter until just incorporated.
- Place a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into each quadrant of waffle iron; close and cook for about 2 minutes (time will vary depending on waffle iron’s temperature and your preference), or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Repeat with remaining dough, re-spraying griddle as needed.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking