York Peppermint Patties
1 (14−ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
green or red food coloring, optional
6 cups confectioners' sugar
Additional confectioners' sugar
1 − 16 oz. bag semi−sweet chocolate chips
2 T. Crisco
In large mixer bowl, combine Eagle Brand, extract and food coloring if
desired. Add 6 cups sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended.
Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with confectioners sugar.
Knead lightly to form smooth ball. Shape into 1−inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on wax paper−lined baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 ½−inch patty.
Let dry 1 hour or longer; turn over and let dry at least 1 hour.Melt the chocolate chips & Crisco in a microwave for 2 minutes.
Stir halfway through the heating time. Melt thoroughly, but do not overheat.
Melting the chocolate chips & crisco can also be done using a double−boiler over low heat. With fork, dip each patty into warm chocolate (draw fork lightly across rim of pan to remove excess coating).
Invert onto wax paper−lined baking sheets; let stand until firm. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.
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