- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 9 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
- Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten into patties about 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 in. in diameter. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
- In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip patties in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper until set. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Creamy Peppermint Patties
"These are awesome! I have been making them for years. My kids love them too."
"I am making these now and could use some advise. Mine seem really dry. I don't think I can shape them. What can I do to make this easier to handle? Add water? milk? Help?"
"These are phenominal. Amazing. Even my chocolate haters love them. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make my life easier though. Instead of rolling balls, I made three logs, froze them for a few hours. Then I sliced them to my desired thickness and solidly froze the patties. When it came time to coat I used a trick my sister taught me. I took the melted chocolate off the heat source and let it cool down a bit. It made the coating process a snap. I have requests for these every year."
"I make these often for holidays. They can also be frozen. Very easy to prepare and they are delectable!"
"These are delicious! I also had to double the chocolate, but had no problems with them falling apart. I used a fork to dip them."
"I make these every year at Christmas, sometimes I use cookie cutters to make differnet shapes. Have to agree with the other comments reagrding coating process, I usually freeze before coating but havent really perfected a surefire way yet. Still, these are really yummy and easy to make!"
"These are good, but I always need more chocolate chips and shortening to coat all the wafers. I also reheat the chocolate if it cools down too much."
"this is so easy to make...it taste like a york peppermint patty...wow"
"It's almost impossible to "dip" these, Instead I roll them, flatten them onto wax paper, then I put the cookie sheet in the freezer. Then I take an offset spatula and spread the choc. onto the top side, then I remove from freezer, flip them over and do the same. Yes it's work but imo these cannot be "dipped" no matter what you do, they just tend to fall apart.diane"
"I make this every year...I triple the peppermint extract it calls for. I also split the batch and do half with green food color and half with red."