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Course: Cookie Iron / Waffle CookiesCuisine: France, BelgiumDifficulty: Medium

French and Belgian cookies are made with a special galette iron, or if you don’t have one, a pizzelle or krumkake iron will do. (see notes*) These are also variously known as “French Cookies”, “Galettes campinoises” or just “waffle cookies”.


  • 1 lb butter, melted

  • 6 large eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or rum flavoring

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 6 cups flour


  • Sift flour and baking powder and mix in rest of ingredients. Chill dough. Drop spoonfuls on a pre-heated iron. Hold over hot stove and bake on each side for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.


  • *These cookies are made with a special galette iron. If you don’t have one, try a pizzelle iron (this will make a thinner, crispier cookie than traditional galettes). One reader tells us that even a waffle iron works fine (cookies will be thicker and softer with a regular waffle iron).
  • *You can find electric galette irons at They have three different kinds: thin (for thin and crispy cookies), medium, and thick (for thicker cookies with a soft middle). You can also occasionally find traditional galette irons in used or vintage condition on eBay or Etsy.
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Use a waffle iron, we have for many years. The pizelle maker makes pizelles which are much thinner.
- J

I am keeping my grandmothers tradition going by making these cookies each year at Christmas. One tip if you are using a galette iron - heat it for about an hour before using. My kids love these cookies and they only get them at Christmas. Can't wait to see how the grandkids like them.
- Roger

I love these cookies. They are my favorite to make. I make them in a waffle iron so I can make 4-6 at a time. They do take time to make but are well worth it!
- Denise

Great! Easy and fast to make! They're sweet yet not overpowering. Great for gifts at Christmas! Wrap them in bags and give them out!
- A Baker
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