Guten Morgen, everyone! Sons 1 & 2 are thoroughly enjoying their German classes this year. I’m glad they’re getting into it… finally. Better late than never though!
For a brief moment I thought there was going to be mutiny on the good ship Sons’ Education when my husband and I informed them that taking a foreign language (now that it’s an option in school) was mandatory. However, their German teacher is pretty awesome and has really managed to make the class fun and interesting, as well as educational. I’ve learned all about Munich & Hamburg and Mr. Heinz so far. Now, here’s where we come to the good stuff. Cookies.
I love these buttery little cookies. The sons’ love helping make them since they get an excuse to operate the waffle iron. On one of their various German projects my son discovered that these are also a popular treat in Germany. Who knew?! Son # 2 took it upon himself to make a batch and bring it to share with his class. The teacher was so impressed she even awarded him some extra credit points. I secretly think he just wanted to impress the pretty girl he’s seated beside with his ability to bake, and bake well. Either way he succeeded in thoroughly impressing both his teacher and classmates, including the previously mentioned crush whom he snuck an extra cookie too.
Whether you have an aspiring German student like us, or you just love a good buttery cookie these things are seriously delicious.
Wafeltjes: Belgian Waffle Cookies
recipe adapted from Jillian In Italy
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Gently melt the butter (make sure it doesn’t brown).
- In the bowl of your mixer put in the flour and sugar. Add the baking powder, salt and the vanilla extract.
- Mix on medium low speed and slowly add the eggs one at a time. Let mix for one minute then slowly pour in melted butter.
- Cover bowl and put in fridge for at least one hour.
- After letting the dough sit in fridge heat up waffle iron.
- Make small balls of dough and drop onto waffle iron (we did 4 at a time because we wanted them to be small but you could also do two bigger ones).
- Let bake until golden brown and remove from iron with wooden skewer onto a cooling rack. Store in covered container.