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Mint Chocolate Snaps

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup plus 1-1/2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Remove from the heat. In a large bowl, cream shortening. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate. Add egg, corn syrup and extracts; mix well.
  • 2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into batter. Fold in candy. Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in sugar. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 50 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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