These waffle iron cookies are quick and simple to make, with a red velvet cake mix. Waffle iron cookies are best eaten warm!
Some days I like baking complicated desserts that require long amounts of time to prepare. I like the love that goes into a good dessert like that.
And other days, I just don’t want to mess with it. You know?
These are the days I love cake mix cookies. Simple, delicious, very customizeable… cake mix cookies save the day.
And, as long as we are talking about baking heroes, I may as well bring up the waffle iron. The waffle iron has been gaining ground in recent months, as a tool that is great for more than just waffles. Did you know you can bake cinnamon rolls in that thing?
Upsides to using a waffle iron: you don’t have to heat up the oven and consequently the whole kitchen, and stuff cooks in half the time. Downsides: You can only cook a few at a time.
Even heroes have their flaws.
I always think waffle iron cookies are best eaten warm. I like to let the icing melt onto the cookie. That combination of warm cookie + cool icing is heavenly. Mmmmmm.
These cookies required some extra flour to make them stiff enough to bake in the waffle iron, but that same combination makes them turn rock solid within a day or so. Trust me, you’re going to want to eat them warm.
There are lots of great waffle cookie recipes out there. I love this one for Molasses Waffle Iron Cookies with Chocolate Frosting. They are a delicious winter-flavor option.
But basically, waffle iron cookies are fabulous any time of year!
More red velvet treats you’ll love!
|Red Velvet Cake
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Combine cake mix with butter and eggs, mix well.
- Add flour and mix until combined.
- Roll dough into balls, about 1.5 inches in diameter. Place balls in a heated waffle iron, and cook according to waffle iron instructions. (Usually about 3-4 minutes.)
- To prepare icing, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth.
- Spread a small amount of icing onto warm cookies. Serve immediately. (These cookies don't keep well, they are best eaten right away.)