PEPPERMINT PATTIES

 

  • Cooking Time: none
  • Servings: approx. 60
  • Preparation Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 package icing sugar (the original recipe never specified the exact size but I am assuming the smaller one. To be honest I never measure, I just go by consistency)
  • 2 T butter softened
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 2-3 t of peppermint extract (I use three because I like a strong flavour)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 package of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T of vegetable shortening

Directions

  • 1. combine ingredients and mix until soft ball forms that you can knead with your hand and some icing sugar
  • 2. spread on a large cookie sheet lined with Reynolds parchment paper. Smooth top using rolling pin
  • 3. With a small round cookie cutter cut small circles in the dough.
  • 4. re-roll scraps and make as many circles as you can
  • 5. melt chocolate and shortening and dip mints in chocolate and allow to harden on Reynolds parchment paper lined tray in freezer.

Notes

My best friend Stef gave me this recipe. I have seen many variations before but this one was so easy and looked lovely on a platter or boxed as a nice gift. Whenever I eat these I think of her and remember exactly the time in my life when I first had them,

Categories: Soft Center 

Author Credit: don't know

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