Chocolate Wafer Cookies For Christmas

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Christmas Cookie Recipe: Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Chocolate Wafer Cookies Make Delicious Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Wafer Cookies
Make Delicious Christmas Cookies

Sometimes less is more and this chocolate wafer cookies recipe is a prime example of this truth. These chocolate cookies have simple, pure chocolate flavor without being complicated by chunks of anything.

Their rich chocolate deliciousness is marvelous served as a Christmas cookie, as a crunchy topper for ice cream, or as a crust for pies and cheesecake. Despite how they appear in this picture, these are thin cookies — only slightly taller than Christmas cutouts.

The recipe for these chocolate wafer cookies belonged to one of my distant cousins. I remember her serving them when my grandmother and I visited many years ago. She was a talented baker and my family still makes many of her Christmas cookie recipes every holiday season.

Her original recipe includes a cup of crushed nuts of an unspecified type and a sprinkling of sugar. I forgo both options since I cannot remember any nuts in the cookies she served us and the dough is perfectly sweetened as it is. This is exactly how I remember them, so why change a good thing!

Refrigerated Cookie Dough For Chocolate Wafer Cookies Recipe

Refrigerated Cookie Dough
For Chocolate Wafer Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Wafer Cookies
From the Kitchen of Arlene Millheim Rader, 1909 – 1989

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 6 TBS whole milk or evaporated milk
  • sugar for sprinkling over cookies, optional

Yield: 9 dozen chocolate wafer cookies.

Preheat the oven to 300°. Line your baking pans with parchment paper.

Sift the dry ingredients together. Add the milk and butter and blend with an electric mixer to form thick dough.

Sliced Cookie Dough Ready For The Oven

Sliced Cookie Dough Ready For The Oven

Shape the cookie dough into three rolls and wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the cookie dough for about 20 minutes.

Remove one roll of cookie dough from the refrigerator and slice it into thin cookies (approximately 3/16″ thick). Place the cookie slices on parchment lined baking pans. Return any unused cookie dough to the refrigerator between batches.

Optional: sprinkle each cookie slice with a tiny dusting of sugar or skip this step.

Bake at 300° for 15 minutes.

With a spatula, carefully place the chocolate wafer cookies on lint-free towels to cool. Continue this process until all of the cookies are baked.

Store these chocolate wafer cookies in an airtight food storage container for up to three weeks. Enjoy!

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9 comments
Deborah
Deborah

Thank you for the recipe. I made a batch a few days ago, but I added peppermint extract. They came out amazing and my husband said they tasted just like thin mints. I was thinking about dipping some in melted chocolate some time, or doing a chocolate drizzle. Joan's comment about oreos just made me think of trying to make an oreo filling to go between 2 of these wafers. yum! A very nice cookie to play around with!

Maria
Maria

Blog hopping from Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits...I love chocolate cookies! Thanks for sharing!

Amy
Amy

I am planning to try this during the coming weekend...Thanks for the recipe,I will let you know how it will come for me... Thanks a lot for linking with Midweek Fiesta

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Oh, yum! I love these kind of cookies...simple and delicious. Plus, I could see myself using leftovers for crust, hee hee! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

Joan Hayes@chocolate and more
Joan Hayes@chocolate and more

I can't wait to try these, being small town, the only option I have for a chocolate cookie crust is an Oreo and I'm just tired of it. So Glad to meet you, found you over at Mandy's Recipe Box.

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Your Chocolate Wafer Cookies look like a great Christmas Cookie treat. We would just love these cookies! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Jerri
Jerri

I love chocolate cookies! These look really good! I'd love for you to link your post up at my Friday Favorites party. This week is a special Holly Bloggy Christmas edition!

Christy
Christy

I'm glad you enjoyed them, Deborah. Your peppermint idea sounds delicious and I will have to try it!

Christy
Christy

Hi, Jerri. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the invitation! I'll be there soon.