Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sugar Waffles-AKA Rosette Cookies

When I was little, my mom used to make sugar waffles.  They are the lightest, crispiest confections you will ever have.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  If you have ever visited a fair, they are like miniature versions of the sugar waffles they sell by the bag.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.  A nice hot cup of coffee, a sugar waffle and a few minutes of peace and quiet.  Life does not get better.
A couple of Christmases ago, my mom bought me a set of irons so I could make my own.  Unfortunately, I have a terrible case of mommy brain and forgot all about them.  Digging through my kitchen a few weeks ago, I came across them and decided to make some with MY kids.  They are amazingly easy to whip up, and because they are so thin, cook VERY quickly.  The kids mixed the batter, I fried, then the kids sprinkled powdered sugar on top.  They were GONE.  Hopefully Emma remembers these fondly like I do.  Maybe in 20 years I will buy her a set to make my grandchildren these most amazing of treats.

Sugar Waffles
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. flour
oil for frying
powdered sugar for dusting
Fill a small saucepan about 1" deep with oil and heat over medium while you mix batter.
Whisk egg, milk, vanilla, sugar and salt in small bowl.
Blend in flour until smooth.
Place rosette iron in hot oil for about 2 minutes.
Dip iron in prepared batter (it will sizzle) only come up the sides, DO NOT let batter come over top of mold or you will never get the cooked waffle off.
Immediately submerge dipped iron in the oil and cook waffle until lightly browned THIS WILL ONLY TAKE 20-30 SECONDS.
Using a fork, slide waffle onto a paper towel lined plate.
Repeat with rest of batter.
When waffles are cool, dust with powdered sugar.

This is what the rosette iron looks like.  Mine came with different molds that screw on the handle. 
Here is a set from Amazon. 


  1. where do you get the iron? i really need these in my life
    i couldnt get them at the last fair. the lady in front of me got the last bag :(