Imagine biting into a warm, buttery cookie that's crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, with a divine topping of vanilla buttercream and a drizzle of maple syrup. These Crumbl Waffle Cookies are the perfect way to enjoy the taste of breakfast for dessert!
Crumbl is a wildly popular cookie franchise that rotates unique and decadent cookie flavors weekly. Their waffle cookie is a fan favorite that's crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, with a unique waffle pattern on top. We've perfected the recipe to make it even better than the original!
With this copycat recipe for their famous Waffle Cookies, you can recreate that same warm, comforting feeling in your own kitchen. Plus, you'll have the added benefit of customizing the recipe to your own preferences, whether that means adding your favorite toppings or experimenting with new flavors.
With just a few simple ingredients and a little effort, you can have these delicious cookies baking in your oven in no time. The secret is in the careful mixing of the ingredients to create a dough that's firm enough to hold its shape but still soft and chewy on the inside.
And, of course, the waffle pattern on top is what really sets these cookies apart. It's a fun and unique way to give your cookies a little something extra, and the delicious waffle flavor is great to enjoy any time of the day!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These Crumbl Copycat Waffle Cookies are the ultimate indulgence for anyone who loves a perfectly crispy, chewy, and buttery cookie with a taste of breakfast waffles.
- The addition of a luscious vanilla buttercream frosting and a sweet maple syrup drizzle makes these cookies even more decadent.
- These waffle cookies taste even better than the original Crumbl version and with the added benefit of being able to enjoy them warm and fresh out of the oven!
- Bring them to a brunch or a potluck for an easy, delicious dessert or enjoy as a sweet part of breakfast!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Softened Butter - Provides the base of the cookie dough, giving it a rich and creamy texture and a delicious buttery flavor. It's also used to make the base of the vanilla buttercream frosting.
- Brown and White Sugar - Adds sweetness and depth of flavor to the cookie dough. The brown sugar also adds moisture to the dough, resulting in a chewy texture.
- Eggs - Act as a binding agent, holding the cookie dough together and giving it structure and moisture.
- Vanilla Extract - Vanilla extract is a classic flavoring agent that enhances the taste of the cookies and frosting and gives them a warm and comforting aroma.
- Baking Powder - A leavening agent that helps the cookies rise and become light and fluffy.
- All Purpose Flour - The main dry ingredient in the cookie dough that provides structure and stability to the cookies.
- Powdered Sugar - Powdered sugar is used in the frosting to provide sweetness and a smooth texture. It dissolves easily and is perfect for creating a silky smooth frosting.
- Milk - Added to the frosting to thin it out to the desired consistency. It also adds a bit of creaminess and richness to the frosting.
- Maple Syrup - The maple syrup is drizzled over the cookies as a finishing touch, adding a sweet and delicious flavor that complements the buttery and vanilla notes of the cookies.
How To Make Crumbl Waffle Cookies From Scratch
Prepare for baking: Preheat over to 375℉. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine cookie dough ingredients: Cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar using a stand mixer. Mix in eggs, vanilla extract, and baking powder. Slowly mix in the flour until the dough starts to form large pieces.
Assemble and shape the cookies: Place the dough on the lined baking sheets using a 3-inch cookie scoop (about ⅓ cup of dough). Leave about 3 inches between each cookie. Flatten each cookie to about ½ inch thick. Using a wooden skewer, create a waffle pattern on each cookie.
Bake and cool: Add to the oven and bake for 11-14 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden brown around the edges. NOTE: If the lines on the cookies have flattened out, gently re-do the lines while the cookies are still hot. Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a cooling rack.
Assemble the frosting: Cream together softened butter and vanilla extract using either a hand or stand mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar. Use milk to thin the frosting until you get the desired consistency.
Frost cooled cookies: Place the frosting on each cookie using a 1-inch cookie scoop. Garnish with a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve and Enjoy!
- Make sure your butter is softened before starting the recipe. Softened butter is easier to cream with sugar and will result in a smoother and fluffier dough.
- When measuring flour, use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. This will ensure that you don't pack too much flour into the dough, which can result in a dry and crumbly texture.
- Don't overmix the cookie dough once you add the flour. Overmixing can cause gluten to develop, resulting in tough and dense cookies. Mix until the dough comes together in large pieces, and then stop.
- If the waffle pattern on the cookies has flattened out during baking, you can easily recreate the pattern while the cookies are still hot using a wooden skewer. Just gently press the skewer into the dough to make the waffle lines.
- To make the frosting thicker, add more powdered sugar. To make it thinner, add more milk.
- For a fun twist on the classic recipe, add in some chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit to the cookie dough. This will give the cookies an extra burst of flavor and texture.
- Experiment with different frosting flavors to complement your cookie dough. Swap out the vanilla extract with almond extract or peppermint extract for a unique and delicious frosting flavor.
- For fall flavor, add some pumpkin pie spice to the cookie dough for a warm and cozy fall treat.
- Use food coloring to dye the frosting different colors. You can create green and red frosting for Christmas, pastel colors for Easter, or any color you like for a special occasion or themed party.
Storing & Freezing
Storing: Once the cookies are frosted, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. You can also store them in the fridge for a slightly longer shelf life, but be aware that the cookies may lose some of their texture and become a bit more dry.
Freezing: To freeze the cookies, place them UNFROSTED in a single layer in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. When you're ready to enjoy the cookies, simply thaw them at room temperature or in the fridge, then frost as necessary.
More Crumbl Cookie Copycat Recipes
- Crumbl Cookie NY Cheesecake Cookies
- Crumbl Salted Carmel Cheesecake Cookies
- Crumbl Cotton Candy Cookies
- Crumbl Chocolate Oreo Cookies
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Crumbl Waffle Cookies
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
- ½ cup Salted butter softened
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2½ tbsp milk for thinning
- ½ cup maple syrup
- Preheat over to 375℉. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar using a stand mixer.
- Mix in eggs, vanilla extract, and baking powder.
- Slowly mix in the flour until the dough starts to form large pieces.
- Place the dough on the lined baking sheets using a 3-inch cookie scoop (about ⅓ cup of dough). Leave about 3 inches between each cookie.
- Flatten each cookie to about ½ inch, thick. Using a wooden skewer create a waffle pattern on each cookie.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden brown around the edges.
- If the lines on the cookies have flattened out, gently re-do the lines while the cookies are still hot. Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a cooling rack.
Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
- Cream together softened butter and vanilla extract using either a hand or stand mixer.
- Slowly add powdered sugar. Use milk to thin the frosting until you get the desired consistency.
- Place the frosting on each cookie using a 1-inch cookie scoop. Garnish with a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve and Enjoy!
*All nutrition information provided is automatically calculated and is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients, brands, and changes in cooking methods listed in the recipe. If you need exact numbers on your ingredients, I would recommend calculating them with your prefered nutrition calculator.