Christmas Peppermint Patties

One of the best things about homeschooling is the time we have to experiment. Rather than being stuck inside a classroom all day, our education consists of life lessons! Ryleigh & her mom Amy found this recipe online and adapted it to their taste.

Peppermint is an overwhelming flavor for many people, so it doesn’t take much to turn a pleasant treat into something that tastes, well, like toothpaste. We think they did a great job on this, and can’t wait to try it ourselves.

Ryleigh & Amy’s Peppermint Patties
Mix the following ingredients together and roll dough in small 1 in. balls. Place balls on pan lined with waxed paper. Gently press down on balls to flatten them to preferred thickness. Freeze for 30 to 45 m or until hardened.

3 ¾ cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ tsp. peppermint extract
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup evaporated milk
Green or red food coloring if desired

Mix the following ingredients in a bowl and microwave until melted. Set aside to cool.
Hint: if the mixture is not cool enough it will melt the inside of the patties during dipping.

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. shortening

After chocolate coating has cooled to touch, dip the patties into the chocolate and let excess drip before placing the patties onto the wax paper. Once the patties are covered let them rest until set and the chocolate is hard.

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