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I have a great group of blogger friends. So when my awesome friend Natasha from Houseful of Nicholes decided to host 12 Days of Cookies I was all over it. I decided to do our acorn treats and delicious chocolate chip waffle dunkers. What better way to start off the holiday season than with yummy, easy cookies and some awesome blogging buddies?
My kids and I have a tradition on every holiday. We usually have one food craft and one dessert. We have done cupcake grills for father’s day, ghost and frankenstein marshmallows for Halloween and rice crispy Christmas trees for Christmas. Our fall/Thanksgiving food craft is acorns! They are so easy and wicked adorable.
- 1/2 cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips
- Bag of chocolate kisses (unwrapped)
- Nutter Butter Bites (20)
- Nilla Wafers Bites (20)
- Melting chocolate
- Melt chocolate according to directions
- Dip the bottom of each kiss in the melting chocolate and immediately attach to each cookie.
- Dip the bottom of either a mini chocolate chip or butterscotch chip into baking chocolate and immediately attach to the cookie. We used butterscotch for the nilla wafers and the mini chocolate chips with the nutter butters.
- Place each treat on a wax lined paper or baking sheet, refrigerate until set – usually about 30 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
These little acorn treats are not only adorable but super yummy so be careful….you can eat a lot of them before you realize it! They don’t last long in my house.
A new type of cookie we have been experimenting with are waffle cookies. They can be tricky and you need to do a few test ones to determine just how long to cook them for because the heat varies depending on the appliance you have. They are so worth it though. Once you have it mastered they are super quick and awesome with hot chocolate. We make 2 kinds, chocolate covered and plain.
Chocolate Chip Waffle Dunkers
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup plus 2 TBS of firmly packed, light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of unbleached flour
- 1/2 baking soda
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1-1/2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/2 cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Heat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (if you have one with a heat setting put it on medium)
- In a large bowl, whisk the butter and brown sugar until creamy.
- Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. (I whisk the vanilla and eggs together before I mix it in with the rest, it helps keep the cookies from being too heavy)
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Stir in the oats and chocolate chips slowly.
- Coat the grids of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray.
- Use a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop to portion out the cookie onto each waffle square.
- Close the iron and cook until set and beginning to brown. (1 1/2- 3 minutes – depending on your appliance)
- Use a thin metal spatula to transfer the cooked cookies to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining dough, coating the grids with spray as necessary.
- You can store the cookies in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
- After the cookies cool, dip tips of the cookies into melted baking chocolate. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
- You can also substitute nuts for chocolate chips, add cinnamon or nutmeg for taste.
These cookies are divine dunked in hot chocolate or just by themselves. My kids and husband devour them. I have been know to dunk them in my coffee. Chocolate chip waffle dunker cookies are quick to whip up and perfect to have on hand for cookie swaps, holiday parties and unexpected guests!
My next waffle experiments are: cinnamon bun waffles, sugar cookie dunkers and donut waffles. The sky’s the limit!
Don’t forget to check out the other fantastic recipes! I can’t wait to make them all! Find them here: 12 Days of Cookies
Mon 11/23 Houseful of Nicholes
Tue 11/24 Journey Of 1000 Stitches: Christmas Cookie Tree
Wed 11/25 Allie Ferriera: Chocolate Peppermint Cake Cookies
Thur 11/26 My Crafty Life: Chocolate Chip Waffle Dunkers
Fri 11/27 Rosie Discovers: Oreos That Beg to be Swapped
Sat 11/28 Hysterical Mom: Festive Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sun 11/29 Diva With A Purpose: Easy Peasy Cookies Supreme
Mon 11/30 Crayons & Collars: Homemade Puppermint Dog Treats
Tue 12/1 So Rae. Me – Gluten Free Bourbon, Cranberry and Almond Cookies
Wed 12/2 The Peanuts Gang Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix Cookies
Thur 12/3 Mama Knows It All: Granola Chocolate Cookies