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butter mints/revised easier recipe for some

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a recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

These little nuggets of melt in your mouth mints are just like the one you remember. Great for holidays and special occasions. Try the anise (licorice) one too use anise flavoring and green food coloring! I hope this revised recipe will help all those that wanted an easier and quicker way to make these tasty mints....Please let me know if this is a help to your.. These are great for holiday gift giving..

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prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For butter mints/revised easier recipe for some

  • 1 lb
    powdered (confectioners) sugar sifted
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream or milk
  • 1 tsp
    peppermint oil or extract or anise
  • 3 to 5 dash
    yellow food coloring or use your favorite color

How To Make butter mints/revised easier recipe for some

  • 1
    In a large mixer bowl, beat butter until creamy. With mixer on low, beat in powdered sugar, cream and extract ntil creamy and smooth...add optional food coloring at this point and mixing until almost uniform(it won't completely mix) that's ok.
  • 2
    Pour the mixture onto a lightly powdered sugar surface, knead until smooth and satiny. Cover the dough with a "slightly" damp towel to keep it from drying out.
  • 3
    Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or non stick foil. Lightly dust work surface with powdered sugar and roll out a small amount of dough about 1/8 cupful and roll innto a 1/2 inch thick rope. Cut ropes into 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces. Continue with remaining dough, until all is rolled and cut.
  • 4
    Carefully lift mints with spatula or pancake turner to prepared baking sheetts (mints will be soft). Let air-dry at room temperature for 2 days or until firm enough to handle and flavor ripens. Store candy pillows in an airtight container . Makes about 4 or 5 dozen.
  • 5
    Note: For anise flavored use anise(licorice) flavoring and green food coloring.

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