Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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October is cookie month. Lisa Farmer brought back an old favorite cookie recipe she featured on FOX 4 a few years ago. It's a great holiday recipe-- or good anytime-- that combines chocolate and peppermint.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup crushed hard peppermint candies
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 package (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix sugars, margarine, shortening, vanilla, and egg in bowl
Stir in remaining ingredients
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet
Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown
Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet Cool on wire rack.

Yield: 42 servings (serving size 1cookie)
Approximate nutrition analysis (per serving)
calories- 95
protein 1 g
carbohydrate- 12 g
fat- 5 g
cholesterol- 5 mg
sodium- 55 mg

Source: Home Baking Association
Lisa Farmer-"Cooking with Lisa"

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