8 Non-Waffle Recipes You Make With a Waffle Iron

2. Boot Tracks

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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.

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