Buttery Soft Butter Mints
·1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
·4 cups powdered sugar, divided
·1/8 tsp salt
·1/8-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
·1/4 tsp peppermint extract
·2-3 drops food coloring, pink, green, yellow
·1 1/2 tb milk, half & half, or condensed milk
How to Make Buttery Soft Butter Mints
- ***You really need a stand mixer to make these. The "dough" will become very stiff and too much for a hand mixer.***
- Add room temperature butter to bowl of stand mixer and begin to mix. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar, extracts, salt, milk and food coloring, if using.
- I sometimes use Country Crock plant butter sticks (almond, olive oil or avocado). It doesn't change the flavor, but it does make them cholesterol-free and they stay soft, left out in a candy dish, for several weeks, if they last that long. My mom would combine with dry roasted peanuts. Enjoy!