The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner, Donna P! Enjoy your new KitchenAid Stand Mixer!
Today’s Fall Cookie Week (FCW) post is special because it’s Friday (Yay!), and it includes a giveaway!
Yep, I decided to make FCW extra sweet by giving away a KitchenAid Mixer. With the holidays fast approaching, I figured this would be the time to do so. Whether you need a mixer for yourself or would like to gift someone with one, this is your chance if you’re the lucky winner. Hooray!
But first, let’s talk about today’s cookie (All the FCW recipes can be found here in case you missed any). Then I’ll tell you more about the giveaway. Cool?
Today we are trying something totally different. We’re baking cookies in a waffle iron: Cinnamon Waffle Cookies with Maple Glaze.
I know. I know. My inner Leslie Knope just exploded.
These cookies are a bit time consuming because you can only “bake” four at once (depending on the size of your waffle iron.), but they bake quickly, and I think the results make the time totally worth it.
You wouldn’t think this technique would work, but it does. The cookies come out of the waffle iron feeling a bit soft and waffle-like. Once they start to cool, they get a semi-firm, almost-crusty exterior which makes them much more cookie-like.
And since waffles aren’t complete without maple syrup, these cookies get dipped into a maple syrup glaze. – Be sure to use pure maple syrup. It makes a big difference.
I have to recommend Finding Home Farms maple syrup because it’s the bomb.
You may recognize that name. Finding Home Farms is also the name of the blog of my friend and fabulous entrepreneur Laura! (She coordinated the Fall Home Tour series.) Anyway, check out her syrup. You’ll love it.
Now let’s bake!
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Here's what you will need:
2 sticks butter, unsalted
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth (about 4-5 minutes). Add the salt and cinnamon. Mix to combine.
Turn the mixer to medium and add the eggs one at a time until incorporated.
Set the mixer to low and slowly add the flour. The batter will be sticky.
Next, turn on your waffle iron and set the temperature to medium-high (400 degrees F). Add about a tablespoon of dough to each section of the waffle iron. "Bake" for 2-4 minutes or until the cookies golden brown. Let the cookies cool and crisp up on a wire rack.
For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and salt until smooth. (If the mixture seems too thick, you can thin it with a little milk.) Dip the tops of each cookie into the glaze and return them to the cooling rack to set. Pack and store your waffle cookies in an air-tight container.
So unique and simple, right? These will definitely add some interest and delight to any cookie tray. They are ideal for the holiday gifts, too.
Now with our cookies baked, let’s talk about today’s FCW giveaway.
Since a mixer is always a big part of my cooking making process, I’m giving away a KitchenAid Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer to one lucky IBC reader. (The winner gets to choose the color.)
To enter to win, use the entry form below. (Those viewing this on a blog reader may need to visit the actual post by clicking here.) Please allow a few moments for the form to load.
Simply enter your email address in the box below.
Bonus entries are available for follows / sharing on social media.
This giveaway is open to readers in the United State. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly selected and announced at the top of this post. This giveaway and post is not affiliated with KitchenAid.
Don’t forget that Fall Cookie Week continues through this weekend. Meet you back here tomorrow.