Chocolate Mint Wafers Recipe
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Chocolate Mint Wafers Recipe

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These festive cookies remind my family of after dinner mints. With my husband and our two children munching on these chocolaty treats with cool mint filling, a batch never stays around long. —Annette Esau, Durham, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:45 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 45 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Green food coloring

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 99 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and egg. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 1-1/2-in. cookie cutter and place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 5-6 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Combine filling ingredients; spread on bottoms of half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies. Yield: about 7-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Mint Wafers in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p27

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"It's not Christmas for us without these. Nice to make for Valentine's with heart shapes."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I've been making these cookies since they first appeared in Taste of Home back in the 90's. I get rave reviews and even 'orders' for more every time!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"I love these cookies. The dough is so easy to work with. I make them each year for the cookie exchange at the church. I have even made them with just the filling on top, instead of putting them together."

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