Mint CookiesSome 40 years ago, I whipped up these minty morsels as a way to use…
1 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 large eggs 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candies
In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
Stir in crushed candies.
Divide dough in half; shape each into a 7-in.
Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in.
Place 2 in.
apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts 2 each:
- 115 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.