Perfect Peppermint Patties

Course : Candy
Serves: 60
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1 pound confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine -- softened
2 teaspoons peppermint extract -- (2 to 3)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup evaporated milk
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips -- (2 cups)
2 tablespoons shortening

Preparation / Directions:

In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Add milk and mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill for 20 minutes. Flatten with a glass to 1/4 in.; chill for 30 minutes. In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties; place on waxed paper to harden.

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