Chocolate Mint Snaps

Chocolate Mint Snaps
Servings: 96 to 120 Yield: 8 to 10 dozen Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water; stir until smooth. Cool.

2. Mix flour, soda and salt in bowl.

3. Beat the shortening and sugar in bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the chocolate, then eggs, corn syrup, water, peppermint extract and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture.

Topping:

4. Mix sugar and candies in a bowl.

5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip a side in topping; place, candy side up, on ungreased baking sheet.

6. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Cool on sheets on rack 5 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.