Food Recipes No-Bake Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies 2.7 (14) 3 Reviews We’ll be honest: these are really more of a confection then a cookie, but that’s all the more reason to give them a spin this season. The peppermint candies that get pressed into the dough give these slice and bake sweets a festive look but they’re not your only option. You could just as easily roll this no-bake dough in crushed toasted pistachios or even roasted cocoa nibs for a double chocolate experience. These are on the delicate side so you’ll want to slice these just before serving. Put them out after a big holiday meal or leave a plate for Santa and his elves. By Deb Wise Deb Wise Deb Wise is a recipe tester and recipe developer for Cooking Light test kitchen for the past six years. She has been writing for Real Simple since 2016. In 2015, she published her book, Incredibly Decadent Desserts: Over 100 Divine Treats with 300 Calories or Less under the Cooking Light brand. Highlights: * Over six years' experience as a professional baker * Recipe tester and developer for Cooking Light * Recipe developer for Real Simple * Graduated from Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY * Recipes featured on Health, MyRecipes, Cooking Light, Real Simple, Southern Living, Coastal Living, among others Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 30, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Romulo Yanes Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Yield: 40 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 9-oz. pkgs. chocolate wafer cookies 8 ounces cream cheese, softened ¼ cup powdered sugar ¼ cup mascarpone cheese Pinch of salt Unsweetened cocoa powder, for work surface 2 cups crushed hard peppermint candies Directions Process the cookies in a food processor until finely ground, about 1 minute. Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, mascarpone, and salt. Process until the dough forms a ball, 20 to 30 seconds. Dust the work surface with the cocoa. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a 10-inch log. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. Transfer the crushed candies to a piece of parchment paper. Roll each log in the candy until covered. Cut the logs into ½-inch slices and serve. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 261 Calories 10g Fat 41g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 261 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 5g 24% Cholesterol 19mg 6% Sodium 194mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Total Sugars 12g Protein 3g Calcium 28mg 2% Iron 1mg 6% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.