Don’t put that waffle iron away after breakfast! It’s the perfect tool for making sweet maple morsels that bake up in a matter of minutes: these maple-cinnamon cookies. Yoyomax12 shows us how to whip up the simple recipe and make some delicious treats that bring the best of breakfast and dessert together.

Makes about 18 cookies

You’ll Need
– 1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
– 1/8 teaspoon salt (Yoyomax12 mistakenly says say 1/4 teaspoon of salt in the video)
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 large egg
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 1/6 of a cup (more or less) of maple syrup, enough to create a runny glaze when mixed with the sugar; adjust as you need

How To

  1. Preheat your waffle iron as per your model’s directions.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the cinnamon and salt, and blend.
  4. Add the egg and blend.
  5. Add the flour 1/3 to 1/2 at a time and blend until combined.
  6. Scoop out dough a tablespoon at a time and roll each tablespoon into a ball.
  7. Place the dough balls on waffle maker and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown and firm.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, mix the powdered sugar and maple syrup together, adding enough of the maple syrup to make a runny glaze.
  9. Dip the tops of the cooled cookies into the glaze. Let the excess drip off, then allow cookies to sit on a plate or the cooling rack until the glaze dries.
  10. Store cookies at room temperature in a covered container.

What a creative idea! It never would have occurred to us to use our waffle irons this way, but it’s so smart and so much fun. What do you think of this cookie idea?