Belgian Liege Waffles with Cookie Butter

Belgian liege waffles topped with strawberries, whipped cream and cookie butter.

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Belgian Liege Waffles are made with yeast dough and pearl sugar. They have the perfect amount of chewiness and sweetness. Top them with strawberries, cookie butter, and whipped cream for the perfect treat!


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  • 1 cup milk, lukewarm
  • 2 1/4 tsp active yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2-1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Belgian pearl sugar


  1. Add yeast and sugar to milk. Stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast gets foamy. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and beat until well blended. Add the proofed yeast and follow with the flour. Mixing in 1 cup at a time until thoroughly combined. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for 2 hours.
  3. After dough has doubled in size, knead in pearl sugar. Roll dough into 8 to 10 balls. Place a ball of dough on a greased, hot waffle iron (I like to cook it on a lower setting, as it allows the sugar to really crystallize and gives the waffles their unique texture). Cook until golden brown. Serve with your choice of toppings.


Inspired by Oh Sweet Basil

You are welcome to add more pearl sugar than what is in the recipe. I prefer not to have my waffles too sweet, so I like to use less sugar.

These waffles tend to work best with spreads instead of syrups. I love mine with cookie butter, strawberries and whipped cream. Although nutella is also a great option!


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