These Crumbl inspired waffle cookies taste just like a waffle! With hints of maple and butter, these cookies are great enjoyed with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Who said you can’t have breakfast for dessert!
If you love Crumbl cookies, I know you’ll enjoy these Chewy CRUMBL Churro Cookies, Crumbl Oreo cookies with buttercream frosting, Chilled Crumbl Sugar Cookies, Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies and also the Better Than CRUMBL Cosmic Brownie Cookies.
CRUMBL waffle cookies are a game changer! I mean the idea is genius! It’s so genius, I want to meet the person that came up with this idea for the CURMBL bakery and thank them because the concept is amazing.
This is the best waffle cookie ever
These cookies are soft, and chewy, they look like cute little waffles and best of all, they taste exactly like one too!
After trying the CRUMBL waffle cookie a few weeks ago, I knew I needed to make it. I also had many people asking me to try and recreate it on Tiktok so I knew what I was gonna do with my memorial day weekend!
After trying this recipe a few times, I was able to nail down the ingredients, baking time, and most importantly how to get those waffles lines on these maple cookies.
Why you need to make this recipe!
- They taste just like a breakfast waffle.
- The cookies are super soft and chewy.
- Each cookie is topped with a dollop of butter buttercream and a drizzle of pancake syrup.
- This recipe makes waffle cookies that taste exactly like the ones from Crumbl.
Ingredients for Crumbl waffle cookies
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these waffle cookies. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Butter- You can use either salted or unsalted butter for this cookie recipe, just make sure it’s softened.
- Brown sugar & granulated sugar– This cookie uses brown sugar and granulated sugar to give this cookie moisture and depth of flavor.
- Egg & egg yolk– Use room-temperature eggs and egg yolks for this recipe.
- Maple flavoring, butter flavoring, & vanilla flavoring– To make these cookies taste just like a waffle, this recipe uses a blend of flavoring to get it to taste the exact same.
- Flour– Use all-purpose flour for this recipe.
- Corn starch– The corn starch will keep your cookie tender.
- Cream of tartar– The cream of tartar will keep the sugar from crystalizing and will ensure the cookies stay soft.
- Baking powder– The baking powder will add a little height to these cookies.
- Salt– The salt helps balance out the sweetness of these cookies.
- Powdered sugar– You will need a little powdered sugar to make the buttercream topping.
How to make CRUMBL waffle cookies
This is how you can make them at home. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
- Add in the egg, egg yolk, maple flavoring, vanilla flavoring, and butter flavoring until combined.
- Mix in the flour, corn starch, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt until the flour mixture disappears.
- Scoop out the cookie dough, roll it in between the palm of your hands, then using a chopstick, slightly press down on the cookie dough ball to make the waffle indentations (as shown in the photo)
- Place the cookie dough in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes before baking in the preheated oven.
- Make the buttercream and add a dollop on the cooled-down cookie, top with maple syrup, and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
Is there an easier way to get those waffle marks on my cookies?
There sure is! And it will cost you about $9.11, I decided to decorate mine using chopsticks because I felt like most people either have chopsticks in their cupboards or can get them for free or for super cheap.
If you want to go with the easiest option though, you can get this waffle cookie stamp from amazon.
What do Crumbl Waffle cookies taste like?
These waffle cookies taste like a warm, and soft cookie with hints of butter, maple, and vanilla. These cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth wonder of baking.
The best part is the butter buttercream that goes on top of these cookies to remind you of your favorite breakfast.
Do I have to top them with maple syrup or pancake syrup?
You don’t have to drizzle your cookies with pancake or waffle syrup but because they are already sweet enough.
But if you want to make your cookies as similar to the ones from CRUMBL then I would highly recommend you drizzle your cookies with syrup.
How to store waffles cookies?
You can store these cookies at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
You can store them for a bit longer in the fridge. Place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Make sure to let the cookie get back to room temperature before enjoying it.
You can even store them in the freezer in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can let the cookies thaw in the fridge overnight before enjoying them the next day!
CRUMBL waffle cookies copycat recipe
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CRUMBL waffle cookies with buttercream frosting
- 2 sticks butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- ¼ teaspoon butter flavoring
- ¾ teaspoon maple flavoring
- 3 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ stick butter softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- ⅛ teaspoon butter flavoring
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
- Preheat the oven to 350F then line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and creamy.
- Add in the egg, egg yolk, butter flavoring, vanilla flavoring, maple flavoring, and mix until combined.
- Add in the flour, corn starch, cream of tartar, baking powder, and salt, and mix just until the flour mixture disappears.
- Using a large cookie scooper, scoop out 12 equally sized cookie dough balls, roll them in between the palm of your hand and using a chop stick, slightly press down on the cookies to make the waffle indentations (as shown on the photo).
- Then freeze the cookie dough balls for 15 minutes before baking in the preheated oven for 14 minutes. Let the cookie cool down on the baking sheet for another 15-20 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool fully.
Make the buttercream.
- Beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla & butter flavoring, and 1 tablespoon heavy cream together until light and fluffy. If the buttercream is too thick add ½ tablespoon heavy cream at a time, and mix again until the desired consistency is reached.
- Top each cookie with a dollop of butter cream and a drizzle of maple syrup (optional) and enjoy.
How to store waffles cookies?You can store these cookies at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. You can store them for a bit longer in the fridge. Place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Make sure to let the cookie get back to room temperature before enjoying it. You can even store them in the freezer in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can let the cookies thaw in the fridge overnight before enjoying them the next day!
Disclosure: This is not the original CRUMBL recipe, it’s just a recipe I developed to help those who don’t have a CRUMBL bakery near them yet enjoy their delicious inspired cookie flavors! Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this recipe 🙂
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AMAZING!! THESE ARE SO GOOD
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it!😁
I bet you could use a potato masher to make the waffle design. 🙂
That’s so clever :)!
Where should the oven rack be placed when baking these cookies? Close to bottom, middle, or top? I’m planning to make these and need them to be PERFECT 👌 thank you!
Middle!! Hope I’m not too late!
These were absolute delicious!!! I was randomly craving these last night and I was so excited when I saw I already had everything on hand! Seriously sooo good!
Yes I completely understand the cravings these waffle cookies are incredible! So glad you enjoyed them!
if i were to box these up and send them to work with my fiancé will the buttercream melt? (they’ll be kept inside)
Since it’s winter time it should be good. But it will depend on the temperature of where they’re going and how they will be stored.
Another option would be to place the buttercream in a container and let everyone scoop a bit on top of their cookies as they’re about to enjoy it!
Is there any way I can substitute the egg to make it a vegetarian version? I heard you can use 1 tbsp for one egg but wanted to see your opinion?
I have never tried making this without eggs! Try an egg substitute and let us know 🙂
Can I substitute real maple syrup for the maple extract?
It won’t result in the same flavor, but you can definitely do that if you don’t want to get the maple flavoring!
The waffle cookie from Crumbl is my all-time favorite and this recipe was dynamite! Super soft, chewy (the perfect consistency) and full of big waffle flavor! I made a batch for my team at work and they all said this recipe is BETTER than Crumbl – and I agree! This recipe is going to be a staple in my cookie rotation!
THANK YOU SO MUCH KY!!! So so so appreciate you sharing this with me! You’re the best.
Oh my goodness.
I just got my first batch out of the oven and they do taste exactly like Crumbl’s.
Thank you thank you! The icing is delicious too!
I am so happy to hear that you loved these!!
These were so much fun to make! I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant to use butter flavoring, but these turned out fantastic. They smelled EXACTLY like maple syrup covered waffles!!! I felt like I was in a diner. These were a hit among my family too, they were chewy and had the perfect waffle taste. Thanks Chahinez 🙂
What if I do not have butter extract?
You can omit that!
Made them today and they were perfect!!! Thank you!
I’m so glad to hear this! Thank you for sharing Juli 🙂
Best waffle cookie recipe out here! Better than crumble in my opinion
Thank you so much, Joe! Glad you tried it!
Can I take out the cream of tartar?
You can use 1/2 tsp lemon juice instead.
Hope this helped!
Made this recipe today after missing the waffle cookie last week and it was perfect! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!
I love hearing that! So happy to hear you enjoyed these cookie, Nicole 🙂
These are our new favorites for sure! So good! Love that i don’t have to wait for crumbl to release these anymore! Thank you so much for this recipe!! You are an absolute life saver!
Thank you much Sarah! I am so happy that you loved this recipe as much as we did!