Tis the season to make Christmas cookies. This no-bake recipe for White Chocolate Covered Christmas Sugar Wafer Cookies are deliciously simple treats to make with so many cute and colorful toppings.
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Making Christmas cookies should be fun and these festive chocolate-dipped sugar wafers are so easy to decorate and Santa approved.
❤️Why I love these cookies
- Baking during the holidays should be fun, and these pretty as can be sugar cookie wafers are topped with all the great Christmas colors with candies and sprinkles that will prompt a lot of smiles.
- Having a no-bake cookie is a great way to make something quick and simple, they can even be made in under a half-hour, perfect for a last-minute treat.
- These are the best cookies for a cookie decorating party and definitely fun for a Christmas Eve activity. Think of all the decorating possibilities, it's endless. I am here to tell you not only are these cookies kid-friendly, but adults also love them too!
- These festive cookies are perfect for gifts and parties and everyone loves picking out their favorite decorated cookie.
👩🏽🍳Cookie Decorating with kids
I am a big fan of getting the kids involved with anything having to do with cooking and baking, especially when making Christmas cookies. And, do you know any kid who doesn't like to put sprinkles on cookies?
These easy Christmas wafer cookies are truly the easiest cookies to decorate and everyone has so much fun dipping the cookies in the melted chocolate and deciding what sprinkles to put on top.
These Sprinkle Christmas Cookies are also a great recipe for the kids to help make because there are sprinkles involved and lots of rolling cooking dough. It's a fun recipe to make and there is a surprise inside the cookie!
Cutout cookies are a must for the holidays. This recipe for Spiced Christmas Tree Cookies is easy to make and you simply pipe dots of colored icing on the cookies for a very festive treat.
If you like sanding sugar these Easy Lemon Shortbread Cookies are rolled in the prettiest yellow sugar that adds a delicious crunch to the cookies.
❓What are Sugar Wafer Cookies
These sweet little cookies were invented in the 1800s in New York and later the recipe was sold to Nabisco.
In the U.S. the Keebler elves apparently make these wafers, but you can find many other brands like Loacker Wafer Cookies, Vortman Wafer Cookies, or Ruger.
These cookies have a thin, crispy, and airy wafer layer with a creamy filling. They are kind of light as air when eating, and perfect for a light crispy treat.
These wafer cookies are rather nostalgic and were very popular in the early to mid-1900s as a special treat, and soon popped up in school lunchboxes across the U.S.
You can find many different flavors and different fillings these days, such as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
Want to make your own, sorry, there is no replicating these delicious wafer cookies, but they are perfect for using in recipes or for decorating.
🎄You need 3 basic ingredients and lots of holiday sprinkles
- Vanilla sugar wafer cookies
- White chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
- Christmas toppings - sprinkles, colored crystal sugars, M&M's, nonpareils, crushed peppermint candies
Dip and Decorate
Step 1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper to lay the dipped cookies on.
Step 2. Add the white chocolate chips and the coconut oil to a small mixing bowl and mix to combine.
Step 3. Place the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir well. Place the bowl back in the microwave for 15-second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Step 4. Put all of your toppings in small bowls and set them out on a baking sheet so they are ready to use. I like to use the baking sheet to catch any sprinkles and toppings that fly away.
Step 5. Holding the sugar wafer over the bowl of the melted chocolate, spoon the chocolate over half of the cookie on all sides, and let the excess drip off, then place the cookie on the parchment-lined or wax paper-lined baking sheet. If your bowl is deep enough, you can also dip the cookie into the chocolate.
Step 6. While the chocolate is still soft sprinkle on the topping. It may be helpful to hold the cookie over the bowl of sprinkles or colored sugar so it doesn't get all over the other cookies. For other toppings, you can easily place them on the cookie.
Note: It is best to dip a few cookies and decorate them a few at a time. If you dip all the cookies first the chocolate may harden and the topping will not stick.
Step 7. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet until the chocolate has set and hardened. That's it! Fun and easy, right!
See how easy these wafer cookies are to decorate? Honestly, I should have bought another package of wafers since I was having such an enjoyable afternoon coming up with all the colorful creations.
Ingredients I use
Make sure to have plenty of the Vanilla Sugar Wafers on hand and I like using Ghirardelli White Chocolate for melting and dipping cookies and candies. For decorating the cookies this Wilton Holiday Mix of colored sugar and sprinkles is an easy way to get some fun toppings.
Try using dark chocolate instead of white chocolate for chocolate-dipped sugar wafers.
There are several different flavors of wafer cookies, like strawberry, chocolate, orange creme, lemon, and more.
These wafers are can be decorated for all the holidays, birthdays, and game days, just find the toppings in the colors you want.
More cookies and treats
These classic Triple Ginger Cookies have three kinds of ginger baked inside. A family favorite!
Chocolate Chocolate Chips Cookies for the chocolate lover. Bake a batch of these rich, buttery, and chewy cookies for a delicious cookie treat.
Bake a batch of these tender Rose Petal Shortbread Cookies that have the pretties sprinkling of roses on top.
If you want to dip a cookie in chocolate bake a batch of these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies.
Make something delicious
White Chocolate Dipped Christmas Sugar Wafer Cookies
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- Unwrap the sugar cookie wafers and place them on a plate
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Place each topping in bowls.
- In a small bowl add the white chocolate chips and the coconut oil and mix together. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Then continue microwaving in 15-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Holding a wafer in one hand over the bowl of white chocolate, use the other hand to spoon the white chocolate on all sides of the wafer starting about ½ way down the cookie. Allow the excess icing to drip off the cookie then place on the parchment paper.
- Decorate as you wish. For the M & M's, just place the candies on top of the cookies. For the colored sugar and sprinkles, if you want to get the sides decorated, pick the cookie up and hold it over the bowl and sprinkle the topping on the top and sides of the cookies, then place it back on the parchment paper. Repeat as many wafer cookies as you wish.
- Allow the cookies to sit at room temperature until dry and the chocolate is hardened or you may place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container for several days.
First published: Nov 10, 2021, Last updated: Nov. 19, 2022, for better readability.
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