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Hidden Mint Morsels

Hidden Mint Morsels

"Is it a cookie or a candy? No matter which answer folks choose, they find these minty morsels yummy. The recipe makes so much that you can whip up dozens of gifts at once."
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40 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 1-1/2-in. round cookie cutter; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Combine peppermint layer ingredients; mix well. Knead for 1 minute or until smooth. Shape into 120 balls, 1/2 in. each. Place a ball on each cookie and flatten to cover cookie. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; refrigerate for 30 minutes. In a microwave or double boiler, melt chips and shortening. Spread about 1 teaspoonful over each cookie. Chill until firm.

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A lot of steps, but relatively easy. They taste like peppermint patties. If you're not a huge fan of the peppermint/chocolate flavour, I wouldn't recommend these. The flavour is quite intense.

I thought it was a lot of steps and time consuming for the end result. They were difficult to roll so not sure if I needed more flour or what happened. Will probably not try again but will giv...

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