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Make Ahead Chocolate Mint Freezer Cookies

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Author: athomewithrebecka


  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup shortening I used butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • ½ cup powdered cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Add vinegar to milk, set aside
  • Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar
  • Add egg, extract, and soured milk to mixture and combine
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, blend until well combined
  • Shape dough into roll, about 2 inch in diameter,
  • Wrap dough in waxed paper, freeze for up to 3 weeks or chill for 4-6 hours
  • Slice dough into thin cookies and place on ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes


The cookie flavor was superb but a bit too thick for a wafer type cookie. Slice dough less than ¼ inch thick, and slightly flatten with a rolling pin. I used butter which made the dough too wet, I had to add about 2 tablespoons flour; it's best to use shortening
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cocoa-Mint Wafers