2. Boot Tracks
Not in the mood for oatmeal cookies? Eating Well has you covered with this recipe for boot tracks. It is a chocolate cookie, made a little bit healthy with the addition of whole wheat pastry flour, and, of course, waffled. It is not advised that you use a Belgian waffle maker to bake the cookie. It yields about 3 dozen cookies.
- ½ cup salted butter
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- ½ teaspoon espresso powder, (optional)
- Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Directions: Preheat a nonstick (not Belgian) waffle iron. Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, oil and espresso powder (if using). Beat until thoroughly combined.
Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the preheated ungreased waffle iron. Close and cook until the cookies are puffed and cooked through, 1 to 1½ minutes. Waffle irons vary, so watch closely and don’t let the cookies get too dark. Transfer to a wire rack to cool until just warm. Dust the cookies with confectioners’ sugar while still slightly warm, if desired.