Saturday, March 14, 2009

Perfect Peppermint Patties

1 pound confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1/4 cup evaporated milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

1. In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Add milk and mix well.
2. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
3. Flatten with a glass to 1/4 inch. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes.
4. Melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties; place on wax paper to harden.

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