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Mint Chocolate Wafers

My grandmother gave me a cookbook stuffed with recipes. This is a slight twist on one of the first—and best—recipes I made from the book. It's best to store these in the refrigerator. —Mary Murphy, Evansville, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    10 dozen


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Sprinkles


  • In a large bowl, beat egg, water and oil until blended. Gradually beat in cake mix and flour.
  • Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-1/2-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until firm. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over hot water, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in extract. Spread cookies with chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate until set.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with a Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size).
Nutrition Facts
1 wafer: 52 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Maria
    Nov 24, 2020

    I am with "Seattle", this is not specific enough regarding the 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size). I made a double batch of this dough, the regular size fudge cake mix is 15.25 oz. As soon as I got to mixing in the second fudge cake mix, the regular beaters on my handheld could NOT handle the dough. The dough was so stiff it crawled all the way up the beaters. It took me like 10 min to clean the dough off the beaters, it stuck like cement. Then attached my heavy dough hooks, what a disaster, the dough again crawled up the hooks into the opening, than shortened out my handmixer and STILL my dough was not mixed correctly. AGAIN, it tool forever to get the dough cleaned off the hooks. I ended up added a tiny bit of water and mixed it by hand to incorporate everything. The dough now has the consistancy of play dough, it sticks to EVERYTHING, my hands, bowl, mixing spoon and needed to wirebrush all the above. It's now in the fridge, I am seriously debating just tossing it, I cannot imagine that dough will be rollable any time. So my hand mixer is ruined, I ended up having to do a lot of cleanup and the dough is useless. SOMEBODy please check the meassures of the ingrecients

  • Seattle
    Dec 15, 2019

    This is not specific enough-- Ended up with a sticky, useless "dough". Don't bother with this one.

  • kckamargo63
    Jan 2, 2016

    The cookies were good, although too soft for my taste.

  • pointrichter
    Dec 2, 2015

    I enjoyed making this with my kids! They were tasty.