Homemade York Peppermint Patties
These imitation York Peppermint Patties have all the wonderful mint chocolatey flavor and texture of the store bought originals.
- 1 egg white
- 5 cups powdered sugar (Plus about 1/2 cup more for dusting)
- 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract (Not peppermint oil, oil is way stronger and you only need about 3 drops)
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tsp vegetable oil (coconut, canola, or something mild will work)
- Beat the egg white until frothy but not stiff. (There's going to be a lot of beating, so a stand mixer is a little better than a hand mixer for this recipe.
- Add 4 cups of the powdered sugar, beating at about medium speed. You'll have a crumbly mix at this stage, not quite a dough.
- Add the corn syrup and peppermint extract, and stir either by hand or with the paddle attachment until combined. Add the remaining cup of powdered sugar, working it in about 1/4 cup at a time. By now it should be the texture of a cookie dough. Add more sugar if the mix is still sticky.
- Heavily dust a countertop with powdered sugar, then turn out the dough and roll until about 1/4 inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or even a shot glass, cut rounds out of the dough. Knead leftover dough into a ball and repeat until all has been used up.
- Place the rounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator to firm them up, about 45 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate with the oil either in the microwave or over a double boiler.
- Using a fork, dip the patties in the chocolate one by one, then return to the cookie sheet.
- Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set and the patties are firm, about 30 minutes.