Jess here, popping in with this week’s Perfect Bite: a delicious twist on that classic oatmeal-chocolate chip combo we all know and love.  This recipe (quickly!) bakes a perfect cookie in a waffle iron with crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside results.  One bite reveals an interior melting with chocolate chips and toasted oats that is great on its own…or as an indulgent partner to a big bowl of vanilla bean ice cream. And since they cook in under 2 minutes, this is a perfect dough to keep on hand in the fridge and pop into the waffle iron when cravings call! Follow the jump for the how-to… 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant!)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  1. Heat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
  3. Generously the grids of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Use a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop to portion out a cookie onto each waffle square. Close the iron and cook until set and beginning to brown, 1-1/2 to 3 minutes, depending on the heat of your waffle iron.
  4. Use two forks to carefully transfer the cooked cookies to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining dough, coating the grids with spray as necessary.

*adapted from Lauren Chattman : Dessert Express

Images by Jess Simpson.

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Comments (14)
  1. 1
    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing April 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This is so brilliant, Jess! Just added to my weekend to-do’s 😉


    • Camille Styles April 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Same here… and I think that these “waffles” could definitely pass for weekend “breakfast,” right?

      • Michelle Sereno April 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        Divine Jess! Yep Camille, I’m going for cookie waffle breakfast as well!

  2. 2
    ash April 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks Jess for giving us the goods-they are delicious!

  3. 3
    Kate {Something Fabulous} April 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, YUM! These look too delicious to resist.

    Kate {Something Fabulous}


    • Jess Simpson April 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Definitely DON’T resist! They’re well worth it! 😉

  4. 4
    Marie April 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious and easy to make. 🙂

    • Jess Simpson April 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Yes, Marie!! VERY simple & quick! This recipe and method has definitely earned a new staple spot in my dessert rotation!

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    Debra Kapellakis April 27, 2012 at 4:52 am

    OH MY! Just what I didn’t want another reason that I NEED a waffle maker. thank you for sharing

    • Debra Kapellakis April 27, 2012 at 4:53 am

      I didn’t mean to sound negative. I was LOL!

      • Camille Styles April 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

        Ha! In all seriousness… I agree. This necessitates an immediate trip to Bed Bath & Beyond this weekend. 😉

  6. 6
    Gen June 2, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Please can we call these “woofies”?!



Jess Simpson