Mint Chocolate Snaps

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 70
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 61.0
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.5 mg
  • Sodium: 28.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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My kids' favorite Christmas cookie My kids' favorite Christmas cookie
Number of Servings: 70


    1 (6oz) package semisweet chocolate morsels
    1/2 cup + 1.5 Tbsp shortening
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup light corn syrup
    1 tsp peppermint extract
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy (I use 5-6 medium candy canes)
    additional sugar for rolling


Melt chocolate morsels in top of a double boiler over simmering water.

Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add chocolate and beat. Add egg, syrup and extract. Beat well.

Combine flour, soda, and salt in large bowl; stir in chocolate mixture and peppermint candy.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in additional sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350F for 11 to 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before movine to wire racks.

Makes about 70 cookies. I use the small Pampered Chef scoop to measure them out.

Note: I like these cookies a little softer so I take them out of the oven right at 11 minutes so they don't get quite so hard as they cool.

Number of Servings: 70

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SOCANI.

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