The Dutch Waffle cookie

The Dutch Waffle cookie

The Netherlands is a small country in Europe that’s known for its windmills and tulip fields. But another thing that everybody should the Netherlands know for is a special Dutch waffle cookie. This cookie consists of two wafers with a delicious bourbon caramel filling in between. This cookie is called a ‘’Stroopwafel’’ in the Netherlands. The direct translation is a syrup waffle.

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Table of contents

  1. History of the Dutch Waffle cookie
  2. What is a Stroopwafel?
  3. Ingredients of a Stroopwafel
  4. How to eat Stroopwafels?
  5. Where do Dutch people get their Stroopwafels?
  6. Stroopwafel types
  7. Know what Stroopwafel to choose?
  8. Stroopwafel Fact graph
  9. All questions and answers about Stroopwafels?
  10. Dutch waffle cookie
  11. Strooopwafel recipes

The Stroopwafel was first conceived during the nineteenth century in Gouda. Several sources indicate that the baker Kamphuisen baked the first Stroopwafel ever. This is where the name ‘’Gouda Stroopwafel’’ or ‘’Kamphuis Stroopwafel’’ comes from. But how did the Dutch waffle cookie come into being? The Stroopwafel was created by experimenting with leftover dough and cookie crumbs with syrup in between. This experiment took place in 1810 at the Kamphuis bakery which resulted in a cookie that we still know today as the ”Stroopwafel”.

The Stroopwafel can rightfully be called a typical Dutch product since the first Stroopwafel was made in Gouda. The Gouda Stroopwafel has long since ceased to be limited to Gouda alone. This typically Dutch waffle cookie travels around the world and is made by several bakeries. Each bakery has its own unique recipe, just like Daelmans Stroopwafels.

The history of the Dutch waffle cookie The factory where the Dutch waffle cookies or Stroopwafel are made back in the day.

Stroopwafels are really known in the Netherlands a Dutch person eats around 20 Stroopwafels every year. This results in 22 million packages of Stroopwafels – that’s a lot! Stroopwafels get sold all over the world. You can find Stroopwafels in stores but there is also a big chance you will get one with your coffee when visiting a café.

But this Dutch waffle cookie can also be found in many recipes, so for all the creative people out there, give it a shot! Stroopwafels can be used in Ice cream, as topping but also as a ‘’real’’ ingredient to make Stroopwafel cake, for example.

What is a Stroopwafel?

Before we dive further into the world of the Dutch waffle cookie, it is important to have one question clearly answered. This question reads: What are Stroopwafels? A Stroopwafel is a cake that consists of two thin layers of fresh waffle with a rich buttercream filling, or syrup, in between. The trick is to get this combination exactly right, which makes for a great taste experience.

At Daelmans Stroopwafels in the Oss bakery, the original recipe is still used. This typical Dutch cookie is shipped all over the world so that everyone can enjoy delicious Stroopwafels. Whether you call it a Stroopwafel or syrup waffle, at Daelmans Stroopwafels we are sure you will enjoy them!

The Stroopwafel is an original Dutch waffle cookie with syrup Dutch waffle cookies are made of two wafers with syrup

Making a Dutch waffle cookie like the Stroopwafel seems simple, yet there are a few tricks you need to master to make a perfect Stroopwafel. First, of course, a dough needs to be made. This dough should then be baked in a hot waffle iron for 1 minute. Because of this preparation method, the waffle is not completely cooked and remains flexible. This makes it possible to then cut the waffle horizontally in half.

To make a Stroopwafel, you have to add syrup to the waffle. You spread the syrup on one half of the cut Stroopwafel. Then you put both halve of dough together which creates the Stroopwafel. Of course, it’s super fun to make Stroopwafels. An easier way is to buy Stroopwafels. In addition, nowadays there are several varieties available so there is always something suitable between them.

This was a little introduction about the delicious Dutch waffle cookies that we call Stroopwafels.

The main ingredients of a Stroopwafel

There are a few main ingredients that are incorporated into a Stroopwafel. The most important ingredients to come to a Stroopwafel, an original cookie with caramel, are syrup and the waffle.


Daelmans Stroopwafels have a delicious caramel syrup filling. Getting the syrup just right is important because the syrup hold the two halves of the waffle together. Besides the syrup adds a bit sweetness which gives the Stroopwafel its unique taste. There are also Stroopwafels with a different tase, but the syrup within is always the same except some flavors. Syrup is the most important ingredient to create a Dutch waffle, without syrup there is no Dutch waffle cookie.


The waffle is as so important as the syrup. The waffle is the cookie you see first. All Stroopwafels have a unique pattern which comes from the iron they get baked on. There are multiple and different waffle or ‘’wafers’’. But making the waffle for the Stroopwafel is quite a unique process. The waffle needs to be sliced in two when the waffle is still (a little) hot otherwise the waffle will break. So, you have basically two wafers from one cookie, that’s what makes a Stroopwafel!

There is quite some skill required to get the waffle for a Dutch waffle cookie just right. This is why the waffles are so famous all over the world. Of course, the taste of a Dutch waffle cookie is important, but its also a chllange to make a ”Stroopwafel in the first place.


We think another important ingredient is the passion for making Stroopwafels in the first place. How can you make something great when you don’t love what you do? Daelmans Stroopwafels have been the same since the first time they got made. Why should you change a product that’s loved by many?

How to eat Stroopwafels?

Eating a Stroopwafel is best done at the traditional way. Follow these steps to experience the magic of Stroopwafels.

3 simple steps:

  1. Put your favorite Daelmans Stroopwafel on topo of your hot drink
  2. Wait two minutes to allow the caramel to get soft and melty
  3. Your waffle is no awake. Bite into the gooey goodness

When following these three simple steps you eat this Dutch waffle cookie the original way. Nothing can beat a slightly heated Stroopwafel.

Daelmans Stroopwafel wafel warmer Tea cookie

There are many occasions you can enjoy a Dutch caramel waffle cookie. In the Netherlands people eat Stroopwafels with their coffee or thee, but also as a snack. For example, at work, at their home office or just when they feel like. This shows it’s also a good time to enjoy a Stroopwafel!

Where do Dutch people get their Stroopwafels?

Dutch people get their Stroopwafels from the market but also order them online. They will do anyhting to enjoy a Waffle cookie with caramel. Stroopwafels are like a Dutch street food. Often there are small stands on the market that bake Stroopwafels fresh. But Dutch people also order their Stroopwafel via online stores, like Daelmans Stroopwafels. But not only Dutch people use websites to order Stroopwafels, we receive orders from the US every day and are happy that our Dutch waffle cookie is loved by the American people. If you never tried one, you definitely should.

Stroopwafel types

There are now several different Stroopwafels varieties available. Below you will find a summary of the Stroopwafels types that are available at Daelmans. This way you will find a Dutch waffle cookie that fits your needs and even more important tastes like heaven.

Original Stroopwafel

The original Stroopwafel is also known as the caramel Stroopwafel, which is exactly the same as the Dutch waffle cookie that was made back in the day. The two crispy waffles of the original Stroopwafel are filled with a soft butter cream filling enriched with natural Bourbon vanilla. These caramel Stroopwafels have the taste of the original Stroopwafels. No matter what you call a Stroopwafel it remains a delicious cookie. Besides being a delicious cookie to eat as is, it is also great with coffee or tea.

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Furthermore, the caramel Stroopwafels are available in varied sizes and packaging. There are mini Stroopwafels of 4.5cm, midi Stroopwafels of 6cm and Jumbo Stroopwafels of 9cm but also standard/normal Stroopwafels of 8cm. This makes it possible to choose the right Dutch waffle cookie for every situation. Besides that, there is a difference in the size of the original Stroopwafel there are also several kinds of packaging. These are both consumer packages and wholesale packages.

Chocolate Stroopwafel

The chocolate Stroopwafel is a variation on the traditional Dutch Stroopwafel. For anyone who loves chocolate or chocolate cookies, this is a tasty change. The chocolate Stroopwafel is a unique twist on the famous Dutch waffle cookie. The syrup filling of the chocolate Stroopwafel is identical to the original Stroopwafel. The chocolate is incorporated in the dough, giving the waffle a chocolate color.

The chocolate Stroopwafels are available in different packages and sizes. If you are with a larger party, mini chocolate Stroopwafels are a nice option for coffee and tea. Besides that, the chocolate Stroopwafels are also available in a larger size like the Jumbo chocolate Stroopwafels.

However, if you want to give a unique gift then a luxury Hexa box is a wonderful option. There are plenty of options when it comes to Dutch waffle cookies. The only job for you is to find the right one between a lot of great flavors.


Honey Stroopwafel

At Daelmans we never get tired of talking about Stroopwafels. This is why innovative ideas arise repeatedly, of which the honey Stroopwafel is an example. This Dutch waffle cookie has, just like the traditional Stroopwafel, a caramel syrup filling. Next to this filling a honey flavor is added. All this together makes for a delicious taste sensation.


Coffee Stroopwafel

For all the coffee lovers out there, we made a Stroopwafel just for you. When you love coffee than you will definitely like our Coffee Stroopwafel. These Stroopwafels are made the same way as the original Stroopwafel but of course with a coffee twist. The flavor of coffee is incorporated into the dough of the wafers which gives its unique taste. This makes this Dutch waffle cookie one of a kind.

The Coffee Stroopwafel is perfect for those who like to consume their Stroopwafel in combination with coffee. The big advantage is that you don’t need a cup of coffee anymore to get this combination. This Stroopwafel will do it all! In the Netherlands, many people eat this Dutch waffle cookie with their coffee.

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You still have the possibility to eat the original version with your cup of coffee, it’s all up to you. But just keep this coffee Stroopwafel in mind the next time you grave for coffee.

Maple Stroopwafels

The Maple Stroopwafel is one of the newest flavors of the Dutch waffle cookie. We can’t deny that we love this Stroopwafel for its special taste. We recommend consuming this Stroopwafel with a cup of coffee which creates a taste you never experienced before. Maple Stroopwafels are exclusively produced for the US. Like a special Dutch cookie for America.

Original Daelmans Stroopwafel Hexa caramel Stroopwafels

Mini Stroopwafels

At Daelmans Stroopwafels there are not only different flavors but also varied sizes of the Dutch waffle cookie. An example of this are the mini Stroopwafels – delicious caramel bites. The mini Stroopwafels have a diameter of 4,5cm. The smallest variant, but therefore no less flavorful!

The small individually wrapped mini caramel waffles are ideal to take with you. This way, you always have something to take with you during a break or to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. The mini caramel waffles are available in different flavors such as caramel, honey and chocolate.


Gluten-Free Stroopwafels

At Daelmans Stroopwafels, there are also gluten-free Stroopwafels. But unfortunately, they are not available on our US shop. But it’s possible to order them on out European webshop and ship them to the US.

The gluten-free Stroopwafel is made the same way as the traditional syrup waffles of Daelmans.. These gluten-free caramel waffles make it possible for everyone to enjoy the most delicious caramel waffles, even if you have a gluten intolerance. Besides the fact that no gluten is processed in the waffles this syrup waffle is also lactose free. Doesn’t that sound like a great Dutch waffle cookie?

The gluten-free Stroopwafel makes for a delicious snack. We all know the problem that most cakes, pies and cookies are not gluten free. This makes it difficult to find a suitable treat. This is mainly due to the flour. For example, gluten-free flours bind worse than flours that contain gluten. Fortunately, this is not the case with syrup waffles. Moreover, these gluten-free stroopwafels also made organically.

Do you already know what Stroopwafel to choose?

You have been able to make up your mind and pick a Stroopwafel that you want? Then it’s time to start ordering and experience this amazing Dutch waffle cookie as soon as possible.

For orders in the United States, we have a delivery time of 1 to 6 business days for regular Stroopwafel orders. So, your Stroopwafels will be delivered quick, and you don’t have to wait long to take a bite of the best cookie you’ve ever tasted.

Stroopwafel Fact graph

Facts are always nice to pass on, but also ideal to get that one unanswered question that is still floating around in your head unanswered. Especially for this purpose, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about this great Dutch waffle cookie.

Question Answer
When are Stroopwafels invented? 1810
Who invented the Stroopwafels? Gerard Kamphuisen
Where does the Stroopwafel come from? Gouda, The Netherlands
Is a Stroopwafel a cookie? Yes, A Stroopwafel is a cookie
What is a Stroopwafel in English? Stroopwafel or syrup waffle
Are there different Stroopwafels? Yes: Chocolate, Honey, Maple, and Coffee
Are Stroopwafels gluten free? Yes, there are Organic Stroopwafels
What Stroopwafel sizes are available? The sizes are 4,5cm, 6cm, 8cm and 9cm

All questions and answers about Stroopwafels

Below we listed many common questions and answers regarding Stroopwafels.

What is the name of a Stroopwafel in English?

The Stroopwafel is also called ”Stroopwafel” in English. The Stroopwafel is an authentic Dutch product and therefore has no direct translation. However, a Stroopwafel is sometimes called a Syrup waffle or Treacle Waffle.

Other names or phrases for a Stroopwafel are ‘’Dutch caramel waffle cookie’’ or waffle cookie with caramel’’. You notice the word ‘’caramel’’ gets used. There is absolutely no difference between the original Stroopwafel or a ‘’Caramel Stroopwafel’’. They are both made exactly the same way with the same ingredients.

What does Stroopwafel mean in English?

A Stroopwafel literally means ”syrup waffle” in English. The Stroopwafel gets its name from the ingredients from which it is made. For example, a Stroopwafel consists of two crispy waffles ”waffle”. Between these waffles comes the caramel syrup filling ”syrup”. This combination creates the literal translation ”syrup waffle”.

How to prenounce Stroopwafel?

The Dutch word Stroopwafel is a tricky word to pronounce. The best way to describe how you prenounce ‘’Stroopwafel is: ‘’Str-oo-hope Waaave’’l. We bed it will take you a bit of practice to get it just right. But what would be funnier than you are asking for Stroopwafels the Dutch way.

What is a Stroopwafel?

A Stroopwafel is a cookie with a delicious Caramel syrup filling ‘’Stroop’’ squeezed between two thin layers of freshly baked dough.

Where are Stroopwafels made?

The manufacturing of Stroopwafels takes place at the production location in Oss, The Netherlands. At this location Daelmans produces countless Stroopwafels every day that get shipped all over the world.

What does a Stroopwafel taste like?

A Stroopwafel tastes like a cookie combined with a sweet gooey caramel filling. The taste of a Stroopwafel is indescribable, you just need to taste one!

What does Stroopwafel mean?

The direct translation of Stroopwafel is ‘’syrup waffle’’ This name comes from the ingredients Syrup (stroop) within the waffle, surrounded by the waffle (wafel) this combination creates the word Stroop + wafel creating Stroopwafel.

What do you eat with Stroopwafel?

You don’t eat, but drink something with a Stroopwafel. Stroopwafels are often warmed up on top of cups of thee, coffee and hot chocolate. This makes the gooey caramel filling melt what enriches the taste.

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Where did the Stroopwafel came from?

Stroopwafels where made for the first time in Gouda in the 18th century. This is a small city located in the south of the Netherlands.

How do you store Stroopwafels?

We recommend storing Stroopwafels on a cool and dry place. This will ensure that the Syrup-filling doesn’t melt and keep the Stroopwafels in perfect shape.

Why are Stroopwafels round?

Stroopwafels are round because that makes it easier to put them on top of a mug with tea or coffee. The steam of the hot coffee or tea will melt the gooey caramel filling inside.

Are there different Stroopwafel flavors?

There are many flavors of Stroopwafels, like Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Maple, and Coffee.

Any unanswered questions?

Do you still have questions that are still unanswered than please check out our FAQ. Here are listed even more Questions and Answers about Stroopwafels, ordering, ingredients etc.

Stroopwafel ingredients

Another question we get often is what the ingredients of a Stroopwafel are. Depending on the Stroopwafel you choose the ingredients are following:

Glucose-fructose syrup, wheat flour, sugar, palm fat, butter (milk), sugar syrup, soya flour, rapeseed oil, salt, dextrin (wheat), emulsifier (soya lecithin, E471), raising agent (E500), cinnamon, acidulant (citric acid), Bourbon vanilla.

Now you know all the ins-and-outs about the Stroopwafel, an amazing Dutch waffle cookie that has been around for many years and many to come. Dutch waffle cookies grow in popularity and get sold more and more across the world. We believe everybody needs to taste a Stroopwafel at least once in their lives. Dutch waffle cookies have a great history and represent the Netherlands. This is why Stroopwafels are great as a gift for relations abroad.

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Stroopwafel recipes?

A stroopwafel is not only delicious to eat them or to grab with a delicious cup of coffee. A waffle cookie with caramel has many more uses such as in dishes. There are many stroopwafel recipes from cakes to pies and from main dishes to desserts. For example, two very famous Stroopwafel recipes are Stroopwafel cake and Stroopwafel pie. This shows once again how great the Dutch waffle cookies are.

Stroopwafel cake is delicious and very easy to make. You would make a Stroopwafel cake just for the smell of freshly baked cake with fresh Stroopwafels. Then you can decorate the cake with Stroopwafels, caramel and popcorn. This way your cake will be a big party.

The Stroopwafel pie is simply delicious. The Stroopwafel pie is made with an airy pie base filled with two layers of whipped cream, Stroopwafel crumbs and caramel liqueur. This combination of flavors will make anyone’s mouth water. In addition to being incredibly delicious, the Stroopwafel pie is also a gem to the eye.

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In addition to these two well-known Stroopwafel recipes, there are many more that you can use to surprise and amaze everyone with. Because of its caramel-like flavor, the Stroopwafel is versatile to use in a range of recipes. This is why we in the Netherlands love the Dutch waffle cookie so much!

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