Crumbl cookies hit the scene in 2017 as a two-person operation in Utah. As the company grew, its popularity went viral due to the giant, mouthwatering cookies that are freshly baked and frosted. Crumbl cookies are very big and therefore have a lot of fat and sugar, but they sell a cookie cutter for $8 that evenly divides its cookies into four servings, or you can cut them at home yourself.  I cut my crumble cookies into six servings and they are a decadent treat! If you didn’t know, crumble cookies have a rotating menu so you have to check each week to see what flavors are featured, but you can get chocolate chip anytime. Their waffle-flavored cookie is a favorite so here is an inspired recipe to make while you’re waiting for it to make an appearance.

Crumbl-Inspired Waffle Cookies

Prep time : 15 minutes

Bake time : 13 minutes

Decorating : 5 minutes

Total time : 33 minutes

Makes 15 cookies


1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

1 C light brown sugar

¼ C sugar

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp pure maple extract

3 C flour

2 tbsp cornstarch

¼ tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp kosher salt

Weight scale (optional)

Buttercream frosting

½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

1 C powdered sugar

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Maple syrup to drizzle on top of the cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  2. Using a large bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar, baking powder, and salt
  3. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and creamy
  4. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and maple extract until combined
  5. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until a dough forms
  6. Using a weight scale, measure out 2.3oz cookie dough balls
  7. You should have about 15 cookie dough balls
  8. Lightly press down on the dough balls to create a thick disk shape
  9. Using a bamboo stick, lightly press down to create waffle indents
  10. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes or until a light golden brown
  11. Allow to cool completely

Buttercream frosting

Using a standing mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and stiff

Using a small scooper, scoop a mound of frosting onto the center of the cookies and drizzle maple syrup on top