Total Time
Prep 23 mins
Cook 7 mins

My sister gave me a cookbook back in the 60's that had this marvelous waffle recipe in it by Jackie Kennedy. Truly it is fit for our White House. I copied the recipe over many times, and like to use it for company or leisurely weekend mornings. One of the marvelous things about this recipe, is that the waffles freeze well. I bought a new Waffle iron, and the waffles fit into a (wide opening) toaster. I plan to make these for Christmas morning, and have it become a tradition.


  1. Cream butter with sugar.
  2. Add egg yolks and beat in thoroughly.
  3. Add flour and milk a little at a time.
  4. Add baking powder, stirring in carefully.
  5. Fold in stiff egg whites.
  6. Bake in hot waffle iron, until it stops steaming.
  7. Serve with butter, hot maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
Most Helpful

If you're looking for a waffle recipe that produces a nice, light, airy waffle - then this is your recipe. I used 2 tbsp. of sugar but that was the only modification I made on the original recipe. The next time I will double it because my family commented throughout breakfast about how delicious they were. I used a belgian waffle maker for mine.

MontanaSuz October 30, 2011

Great waffles!!! I liked that there is very little sugar in the batter. I only made half of the recipe to serve two of us. I also didn't have buttermilk and used lemon juice and 2% milk and also had to sub all purpose flour. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Secret Ingredient Tag.

diner524 February 07, 2009

Believe it or not, this was the first time I've ever made anything using cake flour! That said, you've got AN ABSOLUTELY GREAT RECIPE ~ I always enjoy the things that the use of buttermilk does for things like this! Definitely a keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Election Eats tag game]

Sydney Mike November 03, 2008