Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, at room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons cream
- 4 to 5 drops of peppermint extract
- 3 drops of food coloring
- 4 cups (1 pound box) unsifted confectioners' powdered sugar (10X)
Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating on high speed until combined.
Knead the sugar dough, as you would knead bread dough, until smooth.
Roll pieces of the sugar dough into long ropes about 1/2-inch in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1-inch pieces and place on baking sheets. Cover loosely with paper towels and place in a cold oven overnight to dry and harden.
Notes: If you wish to make multi-colored mints, omit the food coloring in the first step. After making the sugar dough and before kneading, divide the dough into equal batches. Beat a different food coloring into each of the different batches, then proceed as instructed. Feel free to experiment with other flavoring extracts as well. The sugar dough may also be pressed into candy molds or try rolling into 1/2-inch balls and flatten slightly before drying. The candies may also be dipped into melted chocolate after drying. Butter party mints make a great kitchen gifts.
Yield: About 8 dozen mints