Galettes (French Waffles)

Galettes (French Waffles)

Day 2: For the second day of the 12 days of Christmas cookies, I’m bringing you the very epitome of a tried and true family favorite recipe – Galettes! My grandmother has been making these cookies year after year for as long as I can remember (along with these Classic Italian Pizzelles!). It doesn’t feel like Christmas until we make these cookies!

These days, my mom and I do all the work, but we still use my grandma’s recipe, and it still produces the same soft waffle-shaped cookie that we all love. The only change we made is that sometimes, we dip the edges in white chocolate. (Mike loves this, my dad does not. In his mind, why mess with an already great cookie?)

As you can see below, you need a galette iron to make these. You make the cookies 2 at a time, which can be quite time consuming, but we always set up a table in the living room, put in a movie, and make an evening out of it.

If you are lucky enough to have a galette iron lying around your house, I would definitely recommend these cookies. And if you don’t have one but want one, they are available on Amazon!

These cookies are some of Mike’s favorites. They’re nice and soft, have just the right amount of sweetness, and they’re fun and unique. Is this a family tradition for anybody else? Has anybody else even had these wonderful cookies? Leave a comment and let me know 🙂

Galettes (French Waffles) Galettes (French Waffles)
Galettes (French Waffles) Galettes (French Waffles)

For a dessert that has reached legendary status in Mike’s family, check out this classic Blueberry Pudding Dessert from his grandma!

P.S. You can see all of my Christmas treat recipes from over the years at this Christmas Cookies tag. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.

Galettes (French Waffles)


  • 1 lb butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and mix. Add vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients.
  2. Beat egg whites in separate bowl until stiff. Fold gently into batter and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls (2 at a time) onto galette maker. Close lid and let cook for approximately 1 minute.
  4. Remove cookies to wire rack and repeat.