These little darlings are just sweet enough to make kids and adults alike believe they are cookies. And they are such a novelty no one will think twice! I tried tossing in a few dried tart cherries, and they did well, so now it's time to try adding a few more healthy ingredients. Nuts? Coconut? Raisins? Chocolate? The possibilities are endless.
Thanks, Mary Ellen, for sharing your real "Belgian wafel" recipe. =)
The healthier version is listed here...the original recipe is noted in parentheses, and tastes more like a regular cookie.
2/3 c. butter, melted (original: 1 c.)
2/3 c. sugar (original 1 c.)
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/4 c. white flour + 1-1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour (original: 3-1/8 c. white flour) (Note: I had to use up to 1/2 c. more flour as my eggs were larger than normal. Should be able to roll into balls easily.)
Chill. Shape into balls. Bake 4 at a time in waffle iron. Hide them.
Makes approx 3 dozen.