Chocolate chip oatmeal waffle cookies (recipe link here) were a great way to demonstrate a small appliance. If I were to demonstrate waffles it would be a whole big deal with syrup, butter, and orange juice with lots of dishes to do. These cookies demonstrated how to use a waffle iron and gave students a nice snack to enjoy.
I had to search a bit for a healthy-ish recipe… Martha Stewart’s version used 18 TBSP of butter! Students also benefited from the whole-grain oatmeal in this recipe.
I was able to make these cookies with items I had on hand. The flour and oatmeal are provided through the lunch program and I had stocked up on chocolate chips and butter the last time they were on sale. This made for a zero-cost snack.
The objective of this lesson was do demonstrate a small appliance, so waffle cookies work great.
The waffle cookies were a big hit. Many students planned to dig out their dusty waffle irons at home to share the recipe with their families. I will be on the lookout for a waffle iron for my own home!