Our grandmothers used to bake cookies on wood burning stoves, in moulds that were borrowed from “door to door”. Today, there are waffle makers, some in the shape of hearts that will serve just fine for making these traditional cookies.


250 g margarine or lard
200 g sugar
5 eggs
1 pouch baking powder
1 pouch vanilla sugar
grated lemon zest
300 – 400 g flour


Combine the sugar and margarine. Stir in the eggs, vanilla sugar and lemon zest. Add just enough flour to form walnut-size balls (the size depends on the size of your mould).

Preheat the waffle maker.

Roll out each ball on a flat surface dusted with flour and press into the preheated waffle iron. Cover with the lid and bake for 3-5 min (usually the indicator light turns green when baked).

Repeat until the mixture has been used up.

Arrange carefully on a serving plate and leave to cool.

Dust with icing sugar or dip in melted chocolate – to your liking.

Keep in any container with a lid.