These little waffles are called “lukken”. They are made by mothers and grandmothers at the end of each year, in December. They serve them at New Year’s parties or give them to their families as lucky charms for the coming year. That’s why they call them “lukken”.In the past, these little sweets were baked on a so-called “Leuvense stoof”, a typically Flemish stove, in a special oval-shaped iron. Nowadays, special baking plates for “lukken” are sold. Jules Destrooper, a biscuit company, commercialized the original recipe back in 1890.There is even a saying “it goes like baking luckies”. This means that something goes very fast. And it’s true: in less than one minute you can make these crispy wafers.
Start the day before. Be sure that the margarine is soft. Mix it with the sugar. Split the eggsAdd the egg yolks.Mix the flour very carefully.Beat the egg whites stiff.Add the Cognac.Pour the egg white into the bowl.Mix everything with a wooden spoon.Place the dough in the fridge for one night.Knead the dough again.Make little rolls.Put diamond-shaped baking plates in the waffle iron machine.Preheat the waffle iron machine for about 10 minutes.Bake the dough for about 50 to 60 seconds.