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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Peppermint Patties



Putting the Patties Together:

One 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. peppermint extract
9 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp. shortening

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and peppermint extract until smooth.  Gradually add the powdered sugar.  Beat well.  Roll into 1 inch balls and flatten.  Put in frigerator until chilled, about 1 hour.

In a double boiler melt chocolate chips and shortening and stir until smooth.  Cool slightly. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.   Dip the patties in the melted chocolate,  place on waxed paper and refrigerate until chocolate is set. 

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