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These chocolate Waffle Cookies with fudgy buttercream are soft, fun to make and ohhh so delicious!

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A chocolate waffle cookie on a plate topped with chocolate frosting.

You know that feeling when you’re mixing up a batch of cookies and DREADING the waiting game in the oven? I’m impatient, so I totally get it….and when I want dessert, I want it now! 🙂 Well good news is, these cookies only “bake” for a couple minutes, thanks to the handy dandy waffle maker!

Let the cool and frost with buttercream or enjoy them hot off the “press!” Orrrr….spread buttercream on a hot cookie and enjoy the melty, fudgy mess, because #Impatience.

How do you make Waffle Cookies?

  1. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer
  2. Combine the dry ingredients
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture and stir until combined
  4. Scoop the batter by rounded tablespoons
  5. Place batter onto a hot waffle iron (I use a nonstick waffle maker, so no grease is needed)
  6. Let cook for 1-2 minutes or until the center is done
  7. Let the cookies cool, then make frosting and top with sprinkles, if desired!

How to top Waffle Cookies

These cookies are pretty and absolutely delicious as-is! However, adding toppings can be fun too!! Here are a couple recommendations!

  • Sprinkles! Chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles, holiday sprinkles, edible glitter….whatever you’ve got!
  • Mini Chocolate Chips! If you’re a chocolate lover, I know you’ll appreciate a little extra chocolate on top!
  • Peanut Butter! I love swirling a little bit of peanut butter into the frosting….who doesn’t love choc + PB?!
  • Dehydrated marshmallows, chopped nuts, a swirl of Nutella, and the list goes on and on! Be creative 🙂
Rows of chocolate waffle cookies frosted and decorated with chocolate chips or sprinkled.

Can these cookies be frozen?

Yes! You can freeze these before or after frosting them! Freeze in a tightly-sealed container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Simply thaw on the counter for a bit to thaw and enjoy!

Other delicious frosted cookies….

  • You can never go wrong with a classic buttercream-frosted Cut-Out Sugar Cookie!
  • Frosted Apple Cookies!! Yes, apples most certainly DO belong in cookies….especially when topped with a cream cheese frosting!
  • These buttery Spritz Cookies are so good, you’ll make them for any and every holiday!
a chocolate waffle cookie being held with a bite out of it.

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Wire rack full of waffle cookies

Waffle Cookies

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
28 cookies
These chocolate Waffle Cookies with fudgy buttercream are soft, fun to make and ohhh so delicious!


  • Waffle Maker



  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Fudgy Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, other toppings optional


For the Cookies

  • Cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Beat in the eggs.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour and cocoa powder; add to the butter/sugar/egg mixture.
  • Mix until well-combined.
  • Heat a non-stick waffle iron.
  • Scoop the dough onto the waffle iron and close.
  • Let bake for 1 minute and check the cookies. If the edges are still soft and gooey, let it cook a bit longer.
  • Once cooked, remove to a wire rack to cool.

Make the Frosting & Add Toppings

  • Add butter to the bowl of a stand mixer; mix until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir slowly until combined.
  • Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Increase the speed and beat the frosting until light and fluffy, adding an additional 1-2 tsp milk, if needed.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cookies and top with mini chocolate chips or sprinkles, if desired.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.6mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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