Waffle Maker Fun (not so much)


Over the past few days (maybe weeks), I started noticing various things being made with a waffle maker. Everything, from sandwiches, to brownies, to cookies, you name it. I thought I’d have some fun with it myself and decided to try cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies. I have to tell you right now, that I had no intention of using my own recipes. If it didn’t work, I’d be really pissed over wasting my homemade dough, so I went to the market and bought refrigerated cinnamon roll and cookie dough.

First, the cinnamon rolls.


They were just fine, it only took about 2 to 3 minutes to cook on medium setting and they turned out nice and golden brown.


I drizzled icing from the container and my son and his friend gobbled them up.


It was a fun and cute alternative to making cinnamon rolls. Satisfied with my experiment, I moved on to the cookie dough.

The experience was not the same.


On my first try, the cookie came apart when I opened the waffle maker. “Ok, no biggie, I’ll just spray more pan coating on the grill and try again” I said to myself.


Take two: Same result. I’m now starting to think about a couple of things. 1) Maybe I should be using homemade dough instead of store bought (assuming there’s more oil or something processed in the store version), or 2) I should start off with frozen dough. I put the tube in the freezer for about 20 minutes and tried again.


After 3 or 4 minutes, I opened the waffle maker and again, the cookie separated and the dough was still a little raw in the center. Ok, let’s try this one more time. I had the same result even after cooking for 6 minutes (the separating, not the rawness). I was over it! It was frustrating enough having to clean the waffle maker after every fail, and by the time I tried making the 4th cookie (and having two glass of wine), I was ready to throw my waffle maker in the trash!

Now, in order to redeem myself, I’m actually going to make my own cookie dough and try again.



  1. The cinnamon rolls look nice. I wish we had refrigeratored cinnamon roll dough sold in stores over here. I would definitely have bought a waffle iron to try that out if they did.

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