Shortcut Chocolate-Mint Cookies

Cookied out? Dip store-bought cookies into chocolate and peppermint for a festive, no-bake holiday dessert.
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shortcut chocolate-mint cookies on lavender plate

Recipe by Sarah Karnasiewicz

This article originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.

Start to Finish: 45 minutes

Servings: Makes 24


  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 24 thin chocolate cookies, such as Nabisco Famous
  • Crushed peppermint candies and/or sprinkles, for decorating


1. In a bowl, microwave the chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring well between each, until smooth. Stir in the peppermint extract.

2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Dip the cookies halfway in the chocolate; transfer to the sheet. Sprinkle with candies or sprinkles. Let rest until set, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.