Homemade Peppermint Patties

I think we’ve picked peppermint patties for one of our quick easy goodies.

Perfect Peppermint Patties

1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
3 T Butter, softened
2 to 3 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 C evaporated milk
2 C (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
2 T shortening

Makes about 5 dozen

In a bowl, combine first four ingredients.

Add milk and mix well.

Roll into 1-in balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

Chill for 20 minutes.

Flatten with a glass to 1/4″.

Chill for 30 minutes.

In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening.

Dip patties in chocolate.

Sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces (optional)
and place on waxed paper to harden.

Not too hard, ey?

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