Easy Stroopwafel Recipe: The Must-Eat Snack In Amsterdam You Can Make At Home


Ili •  Jun 14, 2020

A visit to Amsterdam is never complete without trying one of its most popular street food snacks - the stroopwafel. This caramel-filled waffle cookie draws you in with its delicious smell and has you falling in love at first bite. And because of how well-loved they are, they’re sold in stores and make for popular souvenirs as well! But since a trip to the Netherlands isn’t really an option right now, baking it is the next best thing. Usually, you would need a pizzelle maker (a variant of a waffle iron) to make stroopwafels. But with this recipe, we’re simplifying it so you can make them without using one! Now, let’s jump right into this easy stroopwafel recipe ?

Ingredients (yields 12)

For the waffle 

  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 packet yeast rapid rise
  • 4 cup flour
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

For the filling

  • 1 cup butter salted
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp dark corn syrup


Griddle and grill press (or a waffle cone maker)


  1. In a small bowl, pour warm water and add yeast.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and butter. Add cinnamon, sugar, yeast mixture and eggs until well combined.
  3. Knead until a dough is formed. Then set aside. 
  4. In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and dark corn syrup over medium-high heat. Stir frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  5. Warm a griddle to medium heat. Place a golf ball sized dough on the griddle and press with a lightly greased grill press. Hold it down for about 30 to 60 seconds until crisp and golden brown. Then, flip it over and press again for another 30 seconds.
  6. Remove from the griddle, then slice the waffle in half and spread a tablespoon of filling to create.
  7. Serve with your favourite cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!

Stroopwafels are truly a unique snack to make, so if you’re looking to treat yourself after a hard day of work or add another recipe to your baking resume, this is the one for you!