I remember making these with my Nana when I was just a little girl! Seems like everything yummy back then was made with powdered sugar. : ) You can tint these red and green for Christmas, In pretty pastels for Easter, Red white nad blue for the fourth and well I think you get the picture. You can add a bit of butter flavor instead of the peppermint or along with the peppermint and give them a more buttery mint taste. You can also add wintergreen instead. They are fun to make and fun to eat! A great way to get the kiddies involved!
In a small mixing bowl, combine the light corn syrup, butter, and peppermint extract. Beat until well combined. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, mixing this well. Stir in as much of the left over powdered sugar as you can mix in by hand Turn out onto a surface lightly coated with a little powdered sugar. Knead in more powdered sugar to make a stiff dough. Now is when you add the food coloring. so divide dough depending on how many colors you want and knead the colors into the dough. Shape the dough into ¾ inch balls. Place on baking sheets lined with waxed paper. Press with a fork. You can dip the fork in powdered sugar to keep it from sticking. Or roll dough out gently and cut with mini cookie cutters. Let dry on sheet.