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Recipe by
Diane Turner
Arlington, TX

One of my great aunts would always make these for baby and wedding showers.

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method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For mints

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 5 dash
    oil of peppermint
  • food coloring as desired

How To Make mints

  • 1
    Cream butter.
  • 2
    Work salt and sugar into butter, adding the cream as needed.
  • 3
    Put in peppermint and coloring.
  • 4
    Dough should be workable but fairly stiff.
  • 5
    Add sugar to thicken or cream to thin.
  • 6
    Roll on surface dusted with powdered sugar and cut with a tiny aspic cutter or run through a pastry tube.
  • 7
    Store in a tin between layers of waxed paper. Makes about 200 mints the size of a quarter.