Mint Chocolate Snaps

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • Additional sugar

Melt chocolate morsels in top of a double boiler over simmering water.

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

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

Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in additional sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets . Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes; remove to wire racks. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: about 7 dozen.





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