No-Bake Peppermint Buttercream Wafer Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie. Homemade peppermint buttercream is sandwiched between two crispy wafer sheets, sliced, and then dipped into white chocolate and festive sprinkles.
These no-bake holiday cookies are pretty on a platter and don't require much fuss. They have a light peppermint flavor and are crispy and creamy all in one bite.
- The ingredient list:
- Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- Can these wafer cookies be frozen?
- Don't like peppermint? Now what?
- Other flavored extract options for the buttercream filling:
- Can other toppings be used in place of the red and green sprinkles?
- How to store no-bake peppermint buttercream wafer cookies:
- Additional Christmas cookie recipe you'll also enjoy:
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- Printable Recipe Card
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The ingredient list:
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- wafer sheets
- butter (I use salted)
- pure vanilla extract
- confectioners sugar
- peppermint extract
- white chocolate chips
- festive sprinkles
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- stand mixer or hand mixer
- large bowl (if using a hand mixer)
- large offset spatula
- medium-sized microwave-safe bowl (for melting chocolate)
- silicone spatula
- baking sheets
- parchment paper
- measuring cups and spoons
- serrated knife (for cutting the cookies into bars)
Can these wafer cookies be frozen?
These filled wafer cookies actually require freezing before cutting them into bars.
After that, the cookies can be frozen for storage, if desired.
Don't like peppermint? Now what?
Peppermint extract can easily be switched out for your favorite flavored extract.
Other flavored extract options for the buttercream filling:
- orange extract
- lemon extract
- lime extract
- coconut extract
- almond extract
- anise extract
- chocolate extract (also add cocoa powder in with the confectioner's sugar)
- banana extract
- maple extract
- you get the gist...
Want to swap out the white chocolate for another type of melted chocolate?
Carry on with the recipe as written, except swap out another type of chocolate morsel (or chip) for the white chocolate chips and you're good to go.
Can other toppings be used in place of the red and green sprinkles?
Yes, of course. Get as creative as you like when it comes to embellishments.
Why not use some crushed peppermint candy? Or how about colored sanding sugar? Or maybe even some crushed gingersnap cookies would be delicious...Or how about coconut? YUM!!
Have fun with it. They're your cookies, you can make them however you like!
How to store no-bake peppermint buttercream wafer cookies:
It is best to store these cookies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. They will last for up to two weeks.
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Additional recipes featuring peppermint
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No-Bake Peppermint Buttercream Shortbread Cookies
- Wafer Sheets
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 bag 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- holiday sprinkles
- Blend together the softened butter, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract.
- Slowly incorporate the confectioner's sugar and milk until the mixture comes together into a frosting consistency.
- Place one wafer sheet (patterned side down) onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Use an offset spatula to gently spread the peppermint buttercream frosting in an even layer onto the first wafer sheet.
- Gently and evenly press the second wafer sheet (patterned side up) onto the frosting.
- Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Once frozen use a serrated knife to gently slice the cookies into bars.
- Melt the white chocolate on low-power in a medium-size, microwave-safe bowl, and stir occasionally until completely melted and smooth.
- Dip one end of the cut wafer cookies into the chocolate and place them back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Garnish the cookies immediately with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
- Keep the cookies chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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How far in advance can you prepare these?
I would suggest making them no more than 2 weeks in advance.
I hope this helps.
Take good care,
Denay DeGuzman says
My daughter made these yummy wafer cookies for the neighbors. They were loved by all!
Awesome! Glad to hear it, Denay!