My Friday Friend this week is award winning author, Laura Hilton. Her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor. Her blog is http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/
Laura is sharing a favorite recipe with us today! Even though, they’re called Christmas Peppermint Patties, I’m pretty sure they’d taste good any time of the year!
Christmas Peppermint Patties
3 ¾ cups powdered sugar
3 T butter (not oleo) softened
2 or 3 t. peppermint extract
½ t vanilla
¼ c. evaporated milk
2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
2 T. shortening
Combine first four ingredients, add milk and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill for about 20 minutes. Flatten with a glass to 1/4 –inch thick; chill for 30 minutes. Melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties; place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: About 5 dozen.
As an extra surprise, Laura is giving away a print copy of her book-A White Christmas: