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Minty Chocolate Crackles

 Minty Chocolate Crackles
Each December, I whip up big batches of these chewy mint morsels, then watch them disappear in a flash! Everyone I know enjoys them.
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup plus 4-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate chips; cool slightly.
  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, corn syrup,
  • extract and melted chocolate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt;
  • gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in candy. Roll into 1-in.
  • balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are firm and
  • surface cracks (center will be soft). Cool for 5 minutes before
  • removing to wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 157 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.