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Chocolate Peppermint Wafer Cookies

For the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Wafer Cookies!

I am so thrilled to be part of Maggie’s 12 Days of Cookies project.  Go to She Let Them Eat Cake and see all of the recipes for holiday cookies.  Each day another blogger will be posting a new holiday gluten free cookie recipe through December 12th.  On the 12th you can share your cookies too!  Plus, there are great giveaways.

Here is my recipe for chocolate peppermint wafer cookies.  You can fill them with regular frosting, add some peppermint extract or make festive colored frosting with sprinkles.

Ingredients For Cookies:
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup cane sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 eggs
1 ½ cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Plus:  a few tablespoons extra flour for rolling the dough

Ingredients For Frosting:
1 12 ounce can prepared white frosting (Betty Crocker is gluten free)
food coloring
peppermint extract

Using a hand mixer, in a large bowl combine butter and sugars until creamy.  Add vanilla, peppermint and eggs and blend for 1 minute.

Add the remaining dry ingredients and beat on medium-low speed until incorporated.  The dough will be slightly sticky.

Place dough on a sheet of waxed paper.  Wrap dough ball in the waxed paper and put in the freezer for one hour or in the refrigerator overnight.

While the dough is chilling, prepare the frosting filling.

To make the filling:  divide the frosting into two bowls.  Add three drop of appropriate food coloring and a few drops of peppermint extract (red in one bowl and green in the other for Christmas) to each bowl and mix with a spoon.  You can make the frosting ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.

After one hour, remove the dough from the freezer.

Preheat oven to 350.  Sprinkle your work surface with flour.  Place the dough on the flour and press into a flat sheet.  Sprinkle more flour on top of the dough and cover with another sheet of waxed paper.  Use a rolling pin, roll to ¼” thickness.  Using a round cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on a greased or lined cookie sheet (Silpat works well).

Bake cookies for 10 minutes.   Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.  Once cooled, place a dollop of colored frosting between two cookies.  Roll frosting in sprinkles if desired.

Makes 12 cookies sandwiches

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16 Responses to “Chocolate Peppermint Wafer Cookies”

  1. Maggie says:

    Wow, these sound yummy! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe with us Jen. I’ve been wanting to make a peppermint ice cream – it might just have to be peppermint-cookie ice cream!

  2. Jeanine says:

    Oh, these look good! Love them with the red & green icing too, how festive!

  3. stephanie says:

    omg these look wonderful!! my son will be thrilled. and I love that you used bob’s red mill as I just bought a case ;)

  4. Penny says:

    I want to make these! Thank you for the idea!

  5. You are amazing, Jen…these look fabulous, darling…great recipe and beautiful pictures! Perfect for the holiday season.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. These cookies are beautiful, Jen. I can only imagine how great they taste. Chocolate and peppermint–yum! As soon as this cold passes, I hope to give them a try. :-)


  7. Laurel says:

    I like that innovative frosting idea. I have to say though that chocolate peppermint wafers have my vote in and of themselves and that’s mostly because I can eat more of them if I’m not full of frosting! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Marta says:

    I made these today. I cut them smaller – about 2″ diameter and ended up with 30 sandwiches. I also put half of the dough in the fridge while working the rest as it was getting warm & sticky. I used confectioners sugar instead of the GF flour to coat the surface with. Cheaper & tastes better than the GF flour, and I can’t tell the difference between the first few where I used the flour & the lrest where I used the sugar. Didn’t use red color. Red 40 is toxic, so only did green and no sprinkles. Came out yummy!

  9. Leanne says:

    Is there an alternative to using the Bob’s flour? Will any basic GF flour mix work? I don’t have any, but I do have King Arthur’s version and Pamela’s pancake and baking mix.
    Thanks for any help!

    • Jen Cafferty says:

      Hi Leanne,

      I would try either of them. They might not turn out the exact same way but will be close:) Let us know if that specific flour blend works. If you can reply back in the comments section it will help other readers. Thanks so much! Jen

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