Monday, December 15, 2008

Making: Peppermint Patties

We have made these every Christmas for several years now and every year I have to search for the recipe.

Creamy Peppermint Patties

8 ounces cream cheese softened
1 tsp peppermint oil
9 cups confectioner's sugar
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons shortening

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beating well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on waxed-lined baking sheets. Flatted into patties. Cover and refrigerated for 1 hour.
In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip patties into melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Makes about 4 dozen.

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