chocolate waffle iron cookies*

I'm back!! To blogging anyway. I really didn't go anywhere, but I have been SO busy! I have two new employees that joined our little kitchen family and I am looking for a third! We have had a few openings over the last couple of weeks, and it made work pretty crazy there for a minute.  But we already have some pretty awesome new additions, Katie and Ashley, and we already love them both! Welcome to Heritage, girls!

So - remember when I was talking about possibly buying a new house here?? Well-BIG NEWS! We are MOVING! We found this cute house in Spanish Fork to buy so that we could rent it out, and decided we liked it so much that we are going to live there! We have already rented out our house and we are moving at the end of the month. I don't know where we will find the time to pack up and move and work almost everyday, but somehow, someway, we are going to make it happen!

I made these cookies the other day because all of the directors were having a LONG meeting and I knew we would need something to get us through. They were a hit! The meeting started at 9:30 a.m., and we decided that since they were made in a waffle iron that they are basically meant for breakfast, so everyone dug in.

I don't even remember the first time I had these cookies. My mom has been making them for years, and then I took over when I was old enough to make them myself. They kind of remind me of a brownie or piece of cake, because they are just so chewy and chocolaty. And they look so fun since they are made in a waffle iron! Your kids/family will LOVE them!

Chocolate Waffle Iron Cookies
from Unknown

3 squares baking chocolate
1 cup butter or margarine
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat your waffle iron. Melt 3 squares chocolate and 1 cup butter or margarine and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and add sugar. Mix in chocolate mixture. Add flour, salt, vanilla and chopped nuts to the chocolate mixture.

Drop small tablespoon of batter on each section of the preheated waffle iron.

Cook 1 minute and remove with fork.

Seriously though, ONE minute. I think you can actually go to about 1 minute and 18 seconds to be exact - that's how long I left mine on. I used my phone as a timer. But I cannot emphasize enough, if you leave these babies on for too long, your cookies are going to be hard as a rock. You don't want that - do you??

Chocolate Icing

1 square baking chocolate
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
5 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar

Boil everything together, except the powdered sugar, until the granulated sugar is dissolved. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar. Drizzle over the chocolate waffle iron cookies. Wait 10-15 minutes, until icing has hardened, then EAT UP!

TIP:  3 Tbsp. baking cocoa + 1 Tbsp. oil = 1 square baking chocolate



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