We love this little waffly cute trick, how to make Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies recipe! Use Trader Joe’s cookie dough and a  heart-shaped waffle maker!

holding a Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookie with milk

These little waffle cookies are made with Trader Joe’s pre-made cookie dough, and a mini waffle maker. How easy is this? Easy!

Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies

Whether you’re using a heart-shaped waffle maker (for Valentine’s Day), or just a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, it’s a fun recipe to try! And they are “waffly cute!” You may also want to serve an XO Pancake Breakfast Board on Valentine’s Day morning! You can get these treats at Trader Joe’s, too.

waffle cookie dough

Heart Waffle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enjoy them plain, dust them with powdered sugar, or dip them in chocolate after they are set up. Let’s get started.

If you thought your waffle iron was just for waffles, you are going to love this recipe. I use mine to make cookies more than waffles!

Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies on a plate

Does Trader Joe’s have cookie dough?

Yes, they do, in the refrigerator section, hear the eggs and yogurt. Trader Joe’s chunky chocolate chip cookie dough delivers close-to-homemade flavors. The dough is portioned into pieces, which you break apart and bake at home. One package has sixteen pieces of dough.

Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies

Ingredients for Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies

Last year, we bought some ready-made chocolate chip cookie dough, and the idea was to see if we could make waffle cookies using the Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker.

The secret is to not use too much dough, but just enough to fill in the entire heart-shape. Also, you do not want to overcook them (just as if you were baking in the oven).

trader joe's raw cookie

How do you make heart-shaped waffle cookies?

We used two dough pieces from the package of ready-made chocolate chip cookie dough.

  1. Preheat the waffle maker.
  2. Center the dough balls and gently push the lid down, until the dough is flattened.
  3. Let it cook for about two minutes, thirty seconds, then unplug the waffle maker. Open the lid and let the cookie sit for a minute.
  4. Gently use a butter knife to loosen around the edges. Close the lid and flip the whole thing over, and the cookie falls into the lid. Carefully remove to a cooling rack.
  5. Allow the cookies to sit on a cooling rack to harden up. The cookies will be very soft, but will firm up as they cool.

Arrange three or more in the center of a board for Valentine’s Day! Add more desserts to fill in the board.

holding a Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookie

Is this the best way to cook up a big batch of cookies?

No, I think it’s best to cook up just a few cookies for a board (maybe three for the center, to show off the “hearts.”)

The reason is that it takes too much time to do more than a few, although it’s a very cute idea. You could also have someone be the “cookie maker,”and it would take just about twenty minutes or so.

Can I put cookie dough in a waffle maker?

Yes! You can put any premade cookie dough in your waffle maker, including refrigerated dough like chocolate chip, peanut butter, and sugar cookie dough.

Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies on a dessert board

What is the best waffle maker for waffle cookies?

You can use any waffle maker, depending on the size. Play around with the size of the small appliance, and the number of premade cookie dough balls you need. The larger the waffle maker, the more cookies you can cook at once. Here are my favorite waffle makers:

  • Heart waffle  maker, perfect for any recipe
  • Cuisinart Griddler + waffle plates, great for washing (and if you already have a Griddler, no need for extra appliances)
  • Dash Mini: This is great for single serve, but will take a long time to make all the waffle cookies.

making Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies

How long does Trader Joe’s cookie dough last?

You can keep the dough out on the counter for two hours, then make sure you pop it back in the fridge. You can also freeze the store-bought dough for as long as nine to twelve months.

For the mini waffle make, TWO cookie balls make ONE nice, crisp, heart-shaped cookie!

More Valentine’s Day treats to try:

Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

Valentine’s Day Cherry Crunch Dessert

How to Make a GIANT Chocolate Cheese Board

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

ENJOY!

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Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies

We love this little waffly cute trick, how to make Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookies recipe! Use Trader Joe’s cookie dough and a heart-shaped waffle maker!

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, raw in the refrigerated section
  • 1 mini heart-shaped waffle maker

Equipment

  • Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Instructions

  • Preheat the waffle maker.
  • Center the dough balls and gently push the lid down until the dough is flattened.
  • Let it cook for about 2 minutes 30 seconds, then unplug the waffle maker. Open the lid and let the cookie sit for a minute.
  • Gently use a butter knife to loosen around the edges. Close the lid and flip the whole thing over, and the cookie falls into the lid. Carefully remove to a cooling rack.
  • Allow the cookies to sit on a cooling rack to harden up. The cookies will be very soft, but will firm up as they cool.

Serve on The Big Board

  • Arrange 3 or more in the center of a board for Valentine’s Day! Add more desserts to fill in the board.
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holding a Heart-Shaped Waffle Cookie

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