These are my favorite cookies of all time, for many reasons.
1. They are easy to make.
2. You can make them in a waffle iron. I used to make these in my classroom when I was a teacher
since I didn't need an oven.
3. They are full of butter and sugar.
My German grandmother made these and taught my mom how to make them, and she got the recipe when they lived in Belgium. You can make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the freezer. Sometimes I'll make several batches, then pull it out and make a few cookies each night since they are the best warm.
So let's get started!
1 cup butter softened, and it has to be butter - people have tried margarine and it doesn't work
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups flour
This is my best friend for making any kind of cookie.
Dump the butter, sugar and eggs in the mixer and cream them together.
Gradually add the flour and continue mixing.
After everything is mixed together, let the mixture chill or the dough will be too sticky. You can chill it in the refrigerator, or give it a quick chill in the freezer.
The next step is to roll the dough into balls the size of golf balls.
Place them on your waffle iron and let them cook for a few minutes - DON'T USE A BELGIAN WAFFLE IRON (I know, I said this was a recipe from Belgium. Whatever. Trust me). Let them bake until they are golden brown - I usually peek to make sure. My mom likes them to be dark brown, but she's wrong. They need to be golden. Say it again. Just golden, not brown. Now call my mother and tell her that. Love you mom!
And here is the end result! Unfortunately, the plate doesn't stay full for very long because these little guys are so full of butter and sugar that they disappear. I think I said this earlier, but eat them warm. Yum!