Tis the season to make Christmas cookies and this no-bake recipe for White Chocolate Covered Christmas Sugar Wafer Cookies are deliciously simple to make with so many cute and colorful toppings.
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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
- 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
- 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.
Kids love to decorate cookies
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 are truly the easiest cookies to decorate and everyone has so much fun dipping the cookies and deciding what sprinkle to put on top.
What are Sugar Wafer Cookies
These sweet little cookies were invented in the 1800’s 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 Loaker, Vortmans, 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 fun toppings
- White 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 minutes then stir well. Place the bowl back in the microwave for 15-second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Step 4. Holding the sugar wafer over the bowl of 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 baking sheet.
Step 5. 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 and them a few more. If you dip all the cookies first the chocolate may harden and the topping will not stick.
Step 6. 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 of coming up with all the colorful creations.
Make sure to have plenty of the Vanilla Sugar Wafers on hand and I like using Ghiradelli 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.
White Chocolate Dipped Christmas Sugar Wafer Cookies
- Small mixing bowl
- Unwrap the sugar cookie wafers and place on a plate
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper
- 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. Once all sides are lightly coated with the chocolate, place on the parchment paper and decorate as you wish. 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.
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