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No-Bake Peppermint Buttercream Wafer Cookies

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.

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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.

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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Can these wafer cookies be frozen?

Yes!

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?

Don’t fret!

Peppermint extract can easily be switched out for your favorite flavored extract.

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Other flavored extract options for the buttercream filling:

Want to swap out the white chocolate for another type of melted chocolate?

Do it!

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.

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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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*No-Bake Peppermint Buttercream Wafer Cookies (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s deliciously easy and no-bake Christmas cookie recipe for Peppermint Buttercream Wafer Cookies.

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Yield: 36 cookies

No-Bake Peppermint Buttercream Shortbread Cookies

A bunch of Peppermint Buttercream Wafer Cookies on a green glass plate with holiday sprinkles.

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Blend together the softened butter, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract.
  2. Slowly incorporate the confectioner's sugar and milk until the mixture comes together into a frosting consistency.
  3. Place one wafer sheet (patterned side down) onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Use an offset spatula to gently spread the peppermint buttercream frosting in an even layer onto the first wafer sheet.
  5. Gently and evenly press the second wafer sheet (patterned side up) onto the frosting.
  6. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  7. Once frozen use a serrated knife to gently slice the cookies into bars.
  8. Melt the white chocolate on low-power in a medium-size, microwave-safe bowl, and stir occasionally until completely melted and smooth.
  9. Dip one end of the cut wafer cookies into the chocolate and place them back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Garnish the cookies immediately with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
  11. Keep the cookies chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 14mgSodium 45mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 13gProtein 0g

The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.

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Denay DeGuzman

Friday 27th of November 2020

My daughter made these yummy wafer cookies for the neighbors. They were loved by all!

Renée

Saturday 28th of November 2020

Awesome! Glad to hear it, Denay!

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