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
1/4 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)
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.