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Chocolate Chip Waffles

Happy Valentine’s Day!

When deciding what to bake for Valentine’s Day this year for my honey, I decided to throw back to our dating years. Eight years ago (next week) Sean and I started dating and I made him waffles for breakfast one morning. To this day he swears those waffles were one of the reasons he married me! So ladies, if you’re looking for a proposal, try these waffles!

Chocolate Chip Belgium Waffles | Southern Glam Meagan

The recipe is for Belgium waffles so they are sweet. Being it’s Valentine’s Day, I threw in a handful of chocolate chips. Dessert for breakfast anyone? A heart shaped cookie cutter is required on this day of love!

Belgium Waffle Recipe

1 cup butter (I have found that Smart Balance Light butter works the best. And it’s vegan!)
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 cups flour
Mix butter and sugar in a mixing bowl of stand mixer. Cream together on medium-low.
Add vanilla and salt. Increase speed to medium.
Add eggs and mix well until smooth.
Decrease speed to low, add flour. Mix well.
Bake in waffle iron for about 3-5 minutes or until steam no longer escapes. Yields 4 waffles.

Chocolate Chip Belgium Waffles | Southern Glam Meagan

Tip: The unfancy the waffle maker, the better! I started making these waffles in a Sunbeam maker and used that heavenly machine until it’s last waffle. Sean and I were gifted a high-end waffle maker for a wedding gift that flips over and it just isn’t the same. I became so frustrated with it, that I stopped making this breakfast staple. For our fourth anniversary (which coincided with the “appliance” gift) Sean included an Oster waffle iron alongside a new purse. I wasn’t sure which one I was more excited about receiving! And he was excited to have waffles again!

Have a sweet Valentine’s Day from the Southern Glam Kitchen <3

A throwback to one of our first photos together about this time eight years ago at Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game.

Southern Glam Meagan

Cookies for Santa

It’s Christmas Eve eve and I’ve been working like an elf around the clock. Santa Claus is coming to town tomorrow night and if you need to whip up a few homemade treats for him, I’ve got you covered!

Christmas Cookies for Southern Glam Santa


Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas Gingerbread Cookie


Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookie


Christmas Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Christmas Chocolate Peppermint Cookie

Santa Claus is coming to town yall, and you’re going straight to the top of the “Nice List” with these yummy Christmas cookies!

Christmas Cookies for Southern Glam Santa

Merry Christmas!


Christmas Gingerbread Cookies – Recipe

When it comes to Christmas cookies, my favorite are gingerbread cookies. Each year I countdown to having a Gingerbread Latte in my Starbucks red cup and GB cookies baking in my oven. When it comes to a recipe, I don’t waiver at all from Paula Deen’s recipe – it’s on point, yall!

Christmas Gingerbread Cookie



3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
2 large eggs
1/4 cup molasses
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt


Using an stand mixer at low speed, cream the sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs and molasses and mix until combined. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and combine gently, this is a thick dough.

Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap in plastic wrap; place in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Allow the dough to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, until pliable. Take about 1/2 cup of dough at a time and roll onto a floured board until about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out with a gingerbread cookie cutter. You can re-roll the scraps. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies from the board to the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 minutes, until just beginning to brown at the edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Christmas Gingerbread Cookie

Tip: Don’t double the recipe as this dough is thick and will give your stand mixer a workout! As far as the icing, every year I dream of making my cookies gorgeous with royal icing but it just never happens. I go the powdered sugar + milk route to pipe and flood the cookies. It does the trick and they taste DELICIOUS!