Day 13: ‘Christmas Mint Cookies’

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This cookie is just like a chocolate chip cookie but with peppermint candy. The only thing is I don’t have a picture for this one. I will have to make them again soon and post a picture.

Christmas Mint Cookies
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 package (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. In a small bowl, blend together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together shortening, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Slowly stir flour mixture into shortening mixture. Blend thoroughly.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips and peppermint candy.
  6. On an ungreased cookie sheet, place rounded teaspoonfuls approximately 2″ apart.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden.
  8. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
Makes 4-5 dozen 
Happy Baking!

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