Hi guys , I'm Lauren Vitali on this episode of Laura in the kitchen .
I'm gonna show you how to make what I like to call my cookie dough waffles because when life gives you weekends , hello , weekend , we need to celebrate with something really wonderful .
And I thought that this would be really wonderful if you're having people stay over for your Easter holiday .
So you have uh family coming in from out of town and you want to make something really spectacular the next morning for lunch or lunch , these should be on the menu because they're so easy .
They don't require fancy ingredients .
They don't require any , you know , long rising or anything like that , but they are so good .
My sister likes to eat them with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup .
But you know what the world is your pick up , my friend .
You do .
So the recipe is very easy .
You're gonna need sort of two sets of ingredients to make the waffle batter .
You just need some all purpose flour , sugar , baking powder , salt , whole milk eggs , lots of melted butter , unsweetened vanilla extract .
And then for the cookie dough portion , you will need some unsalted butter that's been softened .
You can see mine is a little bit melted .
That's ok .
Brown sugar , bring a little of sugar .
I've got flour , a little bit of salt .
A little bit more milk and some mini , semi sweet chocolate chips .
And you're also gonna need to add some of vanilla to that as well .
Let's get started right away .
It's so easy .
The first thing I'm gonna do is work on my waffle batter because I want that to sit for just a few minutes in my large measuring cup .
But before I do that , I'm just gonna mix together my sugar , flour and salt and baking powder in my large measuring cup .
I'm gonna add pretty much all of my wet ingredients .
I've got my whole milk .
I've got my eggs , a nice heavy splash of vanilla extract because I love vanilla extract and your melted butter .
Give everything a whisk .
It doesn't have to be perfect because when I , once I add it to my dry ingredients , I'm gonna need to mix some more .
Add the wet into the dry and then just whisk everything and you wanna to whisk just until everything is well combined don't carry over whisking .
Otherwise your waffles will be really , really tough and you don't want that .
You don't want to develop all that gluten and make them chewy .
You want to be really light on the inside .
So I'm just gonna whisk these for about another 10 seconds and then I'm gonna let them sit for a few minutes while we work on the cookie dough portion of my cookie dough waffles .
All right .
So my waffle batter has been sitting for a few minutes .
Now , let's work on the cookie dough portion .
So easy in a bowl .
I'm going to add my butter .
Try to get it nice and soft .
If it's a little melted like that , that's perfectly fine .
I want both kinds of sugar and a splash of vanilla extract .
Now you'll notice I'm not using any eggs in my cookie dough here because I don't find it to be necessary .
Um I do need a little extra moisture but remember I am also not adding any baking soda , baking powder .
None of that because I'm not making actual cookies .
We all love a cookie dough batter .
Am I right ?
So I'm taking all the flavors that I love from a chocolate chip cookie dough and I'm just adding them to my batter .
Now , I know what you're thinking .
Why not just add chocolate chips to your batter ?
You can do that .
You have chocolate chip waffles , but there's just something about actual cookie dough running through the waffles that just give certain pieces of the waffles a little bit of a different texture and you can really taste the cookie dough .
I'm telling you , it's like magical .
So what I am doing here is I'm just mashing together the both both kinds of sugars , the butter and the vanilla , it's not gonna be perfect .
I also have my waffle iron preheating .
Now , the amount these will make and how long they'll take to cook is going to totally depend on your waffle iron .
Also , if your waffle iron is a nonstick , then , um , I actually don't because I use my waffle iron very often .
I don't even find it necessary to grease it or spray it with anything because it's just they lift out really easily .
Uh , but if yours is not nonstick , then you wanna just , um , brush it with some oil or butter or some nonstick spray between each , um , between each batch that you make .
Ok , I've added the flour salt milk and my mini chocolate chips .
I prefer mini chocolate chips here versus the regular size .
I think that they blend way better and they're not as chunky .
I don't know what it is , but that's just what I prefer .
And all I'm gonna do now is just mix this with my spatula until everything is pretty much incorporated .
What I like to do now is I like to just take spoonfuls of my cookie dough and just drop it into the batter .
Not that big .
I try to do about teaspoon size each so that they can all sort of , and I'm gonna mix it all together anyway .
But I find that if I just were to add this whole big thing in the center of this it just , it takes me forever to mix it all together and it never gets mixed quite the way .
I like it .
So I just like to take my time and I like to just do it this way because it just makes it better when it comes to a waffle .
I want it to be on anything .
I want it to be good .
And you know , me , I hate sifting , I hate doing anything extra , any extra steps unless I find it to be necessary .
So if I'm taking the extra time to do this , you know , it's gonna make a difference .
All right , nearly there , I'll just take the rest with my spatula because I don't wanna leave anything behind .
Although I do want to leave a little bit because I'm gonna go ahead and clean it afterwards , you know , just add that right in and then I just take my spatula and I just kind of fold all these chunks like this and you can see how much they kind of mix in , you know , so much easier rather than just like one big blob .
That's why I do it that way .
That's all I do .
I don't like to take them , you know , too far because I don't wanna break them up too much .
I want pieces of cookie dough in my waffles .
My waffle maker is preheated .
Now , what I need to do is I just need to add , like I said , each waffle maker is gonna be different .
So mine takes about a quarter or so of waffle batter , uh , for each waffle .
So that's what I'm gonna do .
I'm gonna put these in here .
I'm gonna put the lid on and mine takes about three minutes for my waffles to cook .
So I'm gonna keep my eye on that and then just make waffles .
My last one , All right .
You can see , I've got a tray back there with a bunch of them done .
I've got a tray here with a bunch of them done and they've been holding a little bit as I keep making more and more batches .
Look , I refuse to let any little bit of batter go untouched .
So II I made myself a little teeny tiny one .
But what I wanna show you is the inside of one of these because you can see the cookie dough batter running through it and I'm telling you it is perfection .
So , ok .
So do you see that you can actually see the difference between the waffle batter and then the cookie dough batter ?
You see that waffle cookie dough ?
That is what gives these such fantastic , fantastic flavor .
And my sister it on to something .
Taking one of these putting a little scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and some chocolate syrup and you can have an awesome , really fun dessert .
These are to die for them .
They are so good .
The cookie dough comes through , but it's not overpowering .
The waffle itself is not too sweet , cooked to perfection .
Really nice and soft on the inside it , which is like how I like it and when you can do two , which is what I do when I make waffles or even pancakes , sometimes I take the rest of them that aren't , you know , they're not gonna get eaten .
I pop them in the freezer and then in the morning , sometimes if I want a waffle and I don't have time to go ahead and make a batch of waffles , pop them in the toaster and they come out nice hot and fresh just like you just made them go to Laura in the kitchen dot com to get the red recipe .
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