These aren't cookies, but they are totally delicious. And dangerously easier than I thought they would be. In the past, I have failed at candy making, but I decided to give these a try since there is no "cooking to soft ball stage at such and such a temperature" involved.
You could make them by dipping the centers in chocolate, but the Wilton Peanut Butter Cup molds I have work very well with less mess and fuss.
Homemade Peppermint Patties
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
Dark chocolate chips (I used Hershey's Special Dark, semisweet would also be ok)
Beat 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar with corn syrup, water, and peppermint extract using an electric mixer (with paddle attachment if using a stand mixer) at medium speed until just combined.
Knead on a work surface dusted with remaining 1/4 cup confectioners sugar until smooth. Roll into small disks that will fit into your candy mold with a little room to spare. Freeze the disks for at least 15 minutes.
|Just use a spoon. This squirt bottle was a terrible idea.|
|Mmmmm, delicious centers.|