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Stroopwafels are a delectable waffle cookie filled with a caramel cinnamon syrup.


Wafel Dough:

  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 lb. butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 rounded tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 eggs

Stroop (Syrup):

  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup Golden Eagle Light Syrup or Lyles Golden Syrup, in a pinch Karo Light Syrup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup butter


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    Wafel Dough:

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    Proof yeast in 3 tablespoons water with 1 teaspoon sugar until bubbly. Beat butter until light, adding sugar, salt and cinnamon. Mix in the yeast mixture, flour and eggs; beat well. Set in a warm place for about an hour. It will not look like it’s rising much at all; don’t worry. Meanwhile make the syrup(stroop).

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    Stroop (Syrup):

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    Heat the cinnamon, brown sugar, and Golden Eagle Syrup slowly until thickened and brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and beat in the butter. It will thicken as it cools. It needs to be a spreadable consistency. If it gets too thick, reheat slowly over low heat until it’s the correct consistency.

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    To bake and prepare:

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    Use a Stroopwafel Iron or Gallette Iron, available online

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    1 1/2 inch cookie scoop

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    Sharp thin knife

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    Heat wafel iron and oil lightly , only once. Using the ice cream scoop, scoop dough to make rounded balls. Place a ball in the heated iron and bake ONLY 1 minute. Remove from iron and immediately , using a sharp knife slice the wafel in half horizontally into two thin wafers. (This is where you need asbestos fingers) Spread some syrup on one half and sandwich together, pressing slightly.Cool on a rack, flat.

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    The dough can be made in advance. Formed into balls and frozen. Thaw in refrigerator until ready to complete.qgdhtHSZ13c213432313233333g8RcEYCw_1355343036

28 thoughts on “Stroopwafels

  1. These are my absolute favourite! I first tried them in Amsterdam and brought a big stash home with me. But now I have eaten them all 😦 perfect opportunity to make more now that I know how!

    • The dough is quick to put together and needs to rest 1 hour. While the dough is resting you make the caramel. With all the components in place it goes very quickly. The cookies/wafels are on the iron for only 1 minute. My iron has to spots for wafels . It goes really fast. You could make the components ahead and reheat the caramel as well.

  2. Since it’s my first Christmas home in years, I’ve promised everyone a delightful array of baked goods…except I’m not much of a baker! Definitely going to give these a try though : )

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