Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


about 3 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
At our house, everyone lends a hand to make these easy chocolate-covered cookies. They remind me of Thin Mints. Decorate them with sprinkles to match the occasion. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Mint Chocolate-Covered Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups crushed chocolate wafers (about 65 wafers)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • Sugar
  • 1 pound chocolate mint candy coating disks, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Green and white sprinkles, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and cream cheese. Shape into 1-in. balls. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar; flatten balls to 1/4-in. thickness. (Re-dip glass in sugar as needed.) Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. In a microwave, melt candy coating disks and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cookies in coating mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; if desired, decorate immediately with sprinkles. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Editor’s Note: Chocolate candy coating disks are sometimes called chocolate melts. Look for them in the baking aisle at the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 113 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.