Chocolate-Mint Cookies

1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. mint extract
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup peppermint candy, crushed

Combine shortening and 1/4 cup of the sugar and beat well. Add melted chocolate, corn syrup, egg, vanilla and mint extract and continue to beat. Slowly add flour and salt and stir until smooth. Stir in candy. Shape into 1/2 inch balls and roll in the other 1/4 cup of sugar. Cook for 12 - 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

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