Belgian Butter Waffle Iron Cookies (French Gaulettes)

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This Belgian Waffle Cookie is absolutely amazing! They are often referred to as French Gaulettes but I call them Belgian Butter Waffle Iron cookies.

These are traditional Christmas treats in countries with a strong Belgian population and have gained in popularity due to their delicious taste and versatility.

They are soft and chewy and offer a complex flavor combination including brown sugar and vanilla.

I tend to serve them fresh but traditionally they are served for up to three days after making and they are said to grow in flavor over time.

How To Make Belgian Butter Waffle Cookies

All the ingredients are readily available in most kitchens and prep and cook time is quick. You will need a waffle iron but other than that most people will have everything they need right on hand. This recipe will make over eighty cookies so feel free to adjust as needed.

(French Gaulettes) Belgian Butter Waffle Cookie Ingredients

  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 7 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 lb. Butter
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 3 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Almond Extract

Preheat your Belgian waffle maker.

Combine eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, brown sugar, and butter. Mix until fluffy and well blended.

Add in all your dry ingredients and blend on low until well blended.

Put a one inch ball of cookie dough in your waffle maker and cook at medium heat. If using a traditional waffle iron then cook for approximately forty-five seconds.

Depending on the size of your waffle iron, you will be able to cook two to four cookies at a time.

When done, place on cooling rack and serve and enjoy!

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Belgian Butter Waffle Iron Cookies

Amazing and Simple Belgian Waffle Cookies
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 15
Calories 180 kcal

Equipment

  • Waffle Iron
  • Saucepan
  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 3 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 lb Butter
  • 7 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • Combine butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract in medium saucepan. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add all dry cookie ingredients and mix on low speed until thoroughly blended.
  • Preheat waffle maker to medium heat. If using a traditional waffle maker place over medium heat and wait until up to temperature.
  • Pour in one inch dough balls to center of waffle maker. Depending on size of waffle maker you will be able to make multiple cookies at once.
  • If using an automatic waffle maker then cook until timer goes off and remove. If cooking over flame, cook for about forty-five seconds and remove when golden brown.
  • Place cooked waffle cookies on cooling rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal
Keyword Belgian, Cookies, Galette, Waffle
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Gaulette or Galette

The traditional spelling is Gaulette but it is also often spelled as Galette (Galettes campinoises). This dish can take many forms, both savory and sweet.

They are very similar to crepes and are traditionally made with buckwheat instead of all-purpose flour.

Many traditional galettes are topped with eggs, fish, meat, or berries. But today you can find recipes calling for all sorts of garnishes.

These Belgian waffle iron cookies are a traditional form of the galette popularized in, you guessed it, Belgium.

Conclusion

These cookies are great as is but they can also be dressed up in so many ways. Sometimes I will sprinkle powdered sugar and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

They also go great with some whipped cream and berries. Or add a little pure maple syrup and have with coffee. I’ve even used them for delicious homemade ice cream sandwiches.

For more great cookie ideas check out these recipes

Written by Robin

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