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Chocolate Wafers – Paper Thin and Totally Addictive

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Chocolate wafers are the Pringles of the cookie world – once you eat one paper thin chocolate wafer, you just can’t stop. These chocolate wafers taste like sugar cones with a touch of chocolate or chocolate fortune cookies (I’ve always held the belief that sugar cones and fortune cookies are the same thing).

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Fans of Italian pizzelles should also note that these chocolate wafers use a pizzelle recipe.  I could have made them in a pizzelle maker (which would have given them a much more decorative pattern).

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I realize that not everyone has a pizzelle maker or a mini waffle cone maker; I guess April is as good a time as any to start your Christmas list.

If I had wanted to, I could have rolled the chocolate wafers up into little cones like I did with last year’s mini ice cream cones.

Or, perhaps I could have folded them like fortune cookies and put a note inside.  But, I left the chocolate wafers as little circles, ate some, and put some on top of my waffled cupcakes

Chocolate Wafer Recipe

Full credit for this recipe goes to Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes.  She made this recipe in a pizzelle maker, but other than that, I didn’t make any modifications. I am reprinting the recipe below with my notes:


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Chocolate Wafers – Paper Thin and Totally Addictive


  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • zest of one orange optional
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 C cold water
  • 1/2 C 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and brought back to room temperature
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 3/4 C sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C dutch process cocoa powder


  1. Warm the mini waffle maker while you mix the ingredients.
  2. Optionally, in a small bowl, work the orange zest into the sugar with your fingers.
  3. In the bowl of the stand mixer (or bowl with hand mixer), beat the eggs and sugar together until the mixture is light.
  4. Add the cold water, cooled butter, and vanilla.
  5. Whisk together the flour and cocoa powder, making sure there are no lumps (I had limited time and I skipped this step. Don't do what I did. You could see the little lumps in the end product.)
  6. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  7. Mix on low until the batter is smooth and the chocolate color is even throughout.
  8. Pour 1 tablespoon of the batter for each cookie onto the heated and greased waffle cone maker and close the top.
  9. Cook according to the manufacturer’s directions, usually 30-60 seconds.
  10. Gently lift with a fork or silicone spatula and transfer to a wire rack.
  11. Store in a tin, not airtight, away from other cookies. They need some exposure to air to stay crispy.


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6 comments on “Chocolate Wafers – Paper Thin and Totally Addictive”

  1. Juliesays:

    I really want to try this recipe but I don’t think I could get a pizzelle maker in the UK even if I had the space in my kitchen for another gadget! Do you think it would work if I poured a thin layer of batter into a dry pan and turned it over?

    Any ideas?

  2. Stefsays:

    Don’t know. I wonder if you could get it thin enough or if it would end up being sort of pancakey. Let me know if you give it a try.

  3. I bet you could find a krumkake iron in the UK. I’ve used mine for non-krumkake stuff like waffle cones and, of all things, lembas (the elves’ magical waybread, recipe via the Web…)

  4. Juliesays:

    Oh you bad, bad people :-) Now look what you’ve done, I’ve gone and bought another thing to squeeze into my tiny kitchen!!!

    Thanks, Dulcigal, I’d never heard of a krumkake iron – certainly not something we have in the UK, but amazingly I managed to find one on UK ebay and I’ve ordered it, I’ll let you know how I get on…

  5. Laurasays:

    I have a request, I need a recipe for wafers but not waffle style. I would like it to have the exact texture as store-bought flavored wafer cookies or those used in kit kats or just like a wafer cone cup. I just can’t find this type of recipe anywhere. Does anyone know one??

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