Polish Wafer Cookies (Wafle)

Polish wafer cookies recipe

The Spruce / Anfisa Strizh

  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 24 cookies (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
85 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 cookies (24 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 15mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These crispy Polish wafer cookies (wafle) are also known as mazurka wafers and are used to build tortes spread with rich fillings. If you can't find a Polish wafer iron, a Scandinavian goro or krumkake iron will work.

They're delicious as is but even better if sandwiched between a thin layer of honey, jam or chocolate and sprinkled with confectioners' sugar if desired. They're very fragile and can become soggy if not stored in an airtight container.


  • 6 large eggs (room temperature, separated)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 stick/4 ounces butter (clarified)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for polish wafer cookies
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  2. Cream egg yolks with confectioner's sugar until light.

    Mix batter
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  3. Stir in clarified butter and vanilla.

    Stir in clarified butter
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  4. Add flour and beat vigorously until thick but pourable. If too thick, dilute with a little half-and-half.

    Add flour
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  5. Just before baking, whip egg whites and fold into batter.

    Whip egg whites
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  6. Place wafer iron over gas or electric burner on medium heat, brush with butter, and spoon in just enough batter to cover the surface.

    Place iron on gas
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  7. Close lid and cook 1 1/2 minutes.

    Close lid
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  8. Flip and cook another 1 1/2 minutes.

    Flip and cook
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  9. Remove to a platter to cool.

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  10. Repeat with remaining batter.

    Waffles on plate
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  11. When wafers are completely cool, spread one plain side of a wafer with a filling of choice and top with another wafer, plain side down, to make a sandwich cookie. They can be dusted with confectioners' sugar just before serving. Another way to use the wafers is to build a torte of 6 to 8 wafer layers. Pour melted chocolate over the top, if desired, and when set, cut into small rectangles.

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  12. These cookies are very fragile, so handle them carefully. Store tightly covered.

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