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Whenever I travel by plane, I’m offered a choice of a stroopwafel and some other sweet thing. I have no idea what the other things are because I always get the stroopwafel.

For those who don’t know, a stroopwafel is a cookie sandwich with a caramel sticking the halves together. I tried to figure out how to make it them using a regular waffle iron, or by just making small pancakes on a griddle, but I knew it wouldn’t be the same.

So, I bought a mini pizzelle maker: $12.99 on Amazon. It took a while to make the halves one at a time, but the final product was great. The consistency is not a puffy like a waffle, but really closer to a cookie.

NOTE: cake flour can be made by taking 2 tablespoons out of every cup of flour and adding in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

Ingredients

Cookie


1 3/4 cups cake flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
8 tablespoons butter, melted
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Filling

1 cup brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup

Final Assembly

Pizzelle maker
Cooking spray

Directions

1. Make the cookie dough: Whisk eggs together with brown sugar, vanilla extract, and melted butter. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Blend dry mixture into wet ingredients until just combined.

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2. Make the filling: Melt butter in a pot on low heat. Blend in remaining ingredients. Heat for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until fully combined. Remove from heat.

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3. Heat up pizzelle maker. Spray both sides with cooking spray. Drop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter onto the middle of the pizzelle maker. Close lid, pushing down slightly. Cook until golden brown. Move to cooking rack. Reapply cooking spray and repeat.

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4. When pizzelles are cooled somewhat, spoon 1 tablespoon of filling on one pizzelle. Place another pizzelle on top and press together.
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5. Serve with coffee. To warm up the filling, place a stroopwafel on the coffee cup.
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The Late Night Gourmet how many cookies does this make?
Side note: we heat our cookies in the micro for just a few seconds ... My husband had never had these cookies before and is now HOOKED!

I got 12 out of the batter; that’s 24 pizzelle. There was significantly more filling, which serves as a dip if warmed up somewhat.

Here’s the Mini Pizzelle Maker I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08W5DQRWY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

It’s small, so storage won’t be a problem. :laugh:
 
I got 12 out of the batter; that’s 24 pizzelle. There was significantly more filling, which serves as a dip if warmed up somewhat.

Here’s the Mini Pizzelle Maker I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08W5DQRWY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

It’s small, so storage won’t be a problem. :laugh:
Yeah, that's the one I was looking at direct from Dash, ten bucks, yup and small too.
I still have some room in my garage dry pantry for it... I should post up in the thread "What's the next kitchen item you plan to buy" ...
AND I could make DH cannoli too with it!
 
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Whenever I travel by plane, I’m offered a choice of a stroopwafel and some other sweet thing. I have no idea what the other things are because I always get the stroopwafel.

For those who don’t know, a stroopwafel is a cookie sandwich with a caramel sticking the halves together. I tried to figure out how to make it them using a regular waffle iron, or by just making small pancakes on a griddle, but I knew it wouldn’t be the same.

So, I bought a mini pizzelle maker: $12.99 on Amazon. It took a while to make the halves one at a time, but the final product was great. The consistency is not a puffy like a waffle, but really closer to a cookie.

NOTE: cake flour can be made by taking 2 tablespoons out of every cup of flour and adding in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

Ingredients

Cookie


1 3/4 cups cake flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
8 tablespoons butter, melted
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Filling

1 cup brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup

Final Assembly

Pizzelle maker


Directions

1. Make the cookie dough: Whisk eggs together with brown sugar, vanilla extract, and melted butter. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Blend dry mixture into wet ingredients until just combined.

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2. Make the filling: Melt butter in a pot on low heat. Blend in remaining ingredients. Heat for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until fully combined. Remove from heat.

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3. Heat up pizzelle maker. Spray both sides with cooking spray. Drop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter onto the middle of the pizzelle maker. Close lid, pushing down slightly. Cook until golden brown. Move to cooking rack.
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4. When pizzelles are cooled somewhat, spoon 1 tablespoon of filling on one pizzelle. Place another pizzelle on top and press together.
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5. Serve with coffee. To warm up the filling, place a stroopwafel on the coffee cup.
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Ohmegawd! I want this!
 
It looks amazing well done! The syrup is beautiful 😍

If you're interested in the technical however, this is indeed a stroop koekje/syrup cookie according to the Dutch. A stroopwafel is much thinner, it's made of a dough the kind comparable to what is used to make an ice cream cone
Stroopkoek:
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Stroopwafel:
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It looks amazing well done! The syrup is beautiful 😍

If you're interested in the technical however, this is indeed a stroop koekje/syrup cookie according to the Dutch. A stroopwafel is much thinner, it's made of a dough the kind comparable to what is used to make an ice cream cone

In fact, I was going for that texture and thickness. I had two of these flan pans:

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Note the texture. I conceived pressing the dough between these, then cutting out discs with my ring mold. The problem: how do I cook the dough? I considered:
  • cooking them directly over the burner while holding them with pliers
  • cooking in the oven
  • pressing these plates between plates on my waffle iron
By the time I got to the last idea, I realized it would be a lot easier to just buy a pizzelle maker. Bonus: I get to make pizzelle!
 
Yeah, that's the one I was looking at direct from Dash, ten bucks, yup and small too.
I still have some room in my garage dry pantry for it... I should post up in the thread "What's the next kitchen item you plan to buy" ...
AND I could make DH cannoli too with it!

Make it a thread about kitchen tool regrets, and I’ll have a few to contribute. I understand your hub’s concerns: I have a few things that seemed like cool ideas, but didn’t quite pan out (I’m looking at you, spiralizer).
 
In fact, I was going for that texture and thickness. I had two of these flan pans:

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Note the texture. I conceived pressing the dough between these, then cutting out discs with my ring mold. The problem: how do I cook the dough? I considered:
  • cooking them directly over the burner while holding them with pliers
  • cooking in the oven
  • pressing these plates between plates on my waffle iron
By the time I got to the last idea, I realized it would be a lot easier to just buy a pizzelle maker. Bonus: I get to make pizzelle!
Completely understand! I don't think the specific waffle irons used for stroopwafels can be found easily where you live.
I think you did absolutely fabulously! I have never made stroopwafels myself, so who am I. I was just curious if you know the difference between stroopwafels and stroopkoek, but clearly you do!
Hats off to your knowledge and valiant attempt The Late Night Gourmet :highfive: they are beautiful!
 
Never made them.
Always just bought them freshly made at the weekly market :)

Got a link here for a video of making stroopwafels. Unfortunately not in English: Stroopwafels en stroopkoeken van Cees & Stella

Edit: The video is not as useful as I thought/hoped, but their recipe is written out. Google translate should be able to help.
My internet was real slow, so didn't watch the video before posting. My apologies
 
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