My mom's friend, Betty, used to make some wonderful waffle type cookies when I was growing up. Betty has since passed away, but I work with her son the other day and asked them about his mother's cookies. He told me the name and then I promptly forgot it, because I have the memory of a sieve anymore.
Today at work, a group of us did a cookie exchange. When one of my friends walked in, I noticed what looked like waffles in her bag. No freaking way! They were those cookies! Unfortunately I only got 5 of them (!!!) because, well my boss was there and I'm thinking she may not look too kindly on me knocking people down and stealing their baked goods. Fortunately, I did get her recipe! I also googled and found another recipe online, so I am posting them both here. I will have to do a taste test someday in the future.
Mom and I both miss you, Betty, I will think of you whenever I make these!
Amy S.'s Mom's recipe:
3 sticks of butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 cups of flour
2 tsp (I say Tbs) vanilla
Mix all ingredients and cook on a waffle iron. Amy's mom says to use medium for one minute if your iron has settings.
Maria Cherie Collard's Belgian Waffle Cookies
Yield: about 70, depending on size of cookie.
1 pound butter
10 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups white sugar
5 tablespoons vanilla, whiskey or desired flavoring
7 cups flour
Powdered sugar, optional
CREAM butter and sugars with an electric mixer. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks until well blended and creamy in color. Add to creamed mixture. Add flavoring.
WORK flour into mixture by hand.
BEAT egg whites until stiff, then fold into dough mixture.
BAKE in Belgian waffle iron or on electric waffle iron at about 350 degrees, until browned on both sides.
TOSS in powdered sugar, if desired