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    Mint Chocolate Snaps

    Source of Recipe


    List of Ingredients

    1 cup chocolate chips

    1/2 cup plus 1-1/2 TBSP shortening (I used Crisco sticks)

    3/4 cup sugar

    1 egg

    1/4 cup light corn syrup

    1 tsp. peppermint extract

    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    2 cups all-purpose flour

    1 tsp. baking soda

    1/4 tsp. salt

    1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies (about 12 starlight mints)

    Additional sugar


    Melt chocolate morsels in top of a double boiler over simmering water ( I just melted them in a small pan over low heat).

    Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add chocolate, beating well. Add egg, corn syrup, and flavorings; beat well.

    Combine flour, soda and salt in a large mixing bowl; stir in chocolate mixture and crushed peppermint candy.

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in additional sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased (or parchment paper lined) cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes (I baked at 325 for 10 minutes). Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks. Store in airtight containers.

    YIELD: about 7 dozen.




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