Perfect Peppermint Patties



5 dozen



1 lb. confectioners' sugar
3 tbsp. butter or
margarine, softened
2 to 3 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 pkg. (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. shortening


In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Add milk and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill for 20 minutes. Flatten with a glass to 1/4 inch; chill for 30 minutes. In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties; place on waxed paper to harden.

Author's Comments

Here's a chocolate recipe I tried for my Cookie Exchange party lastyear and these patties are really tasty.

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