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5 from 1 vote

French Cakes

A beloved tradition in our home, these French Cakes, aka Waffle Cookies, are so easy and delicious.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: french cakes, waffle cookies


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups of sugar
  • 1 lb. butter real butter no substitutes
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 7 cups flour


  • Cream the brown sugar, sugar and butter for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, make sure the egg is well mixed in before you add the next one.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add the flour.
  • Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Heat waffle iron – once waffle iron is hot place 1 scoop of dough in the center of each square (mine makes 4 waffles, so it makes 4 cookies). You can use a cookie dough scooper for small cookies or an ice-cream scooper for a larger cookie (pictured) – close waffle iron.
  • Let it cook for 1 1/2 minutes, small cookie or 2 minutes for large cookie.
  • Remove from waffle iron and cool.