Peppermint Patties

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp softened butter
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 8 ounces (about 1-1/3 cup) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or a silpat. In a blender, cream together the sugar, butter, extracts, and cream on low speed. After the ingredients are combined, raise the speed to medium-high and beat for an additional 1-2 minutes until mixture holds together very well and is creamy, not powdery. Let chill in the blender about 10 minutes

Using a teaspoon, roll the candy into small balls and flatten them on the wax paper or silpat with the palm of your hand into patty shapes. When done, put them in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the chopped chocolate and the shortening in the microwave or over a double boiler. Let it cool to room temperature Dip the patties into the chocolate one by one. Return them to the wax paper or silpat, and place back in the refrigerator to set the candies

From The Kitchn

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