Connie Deitz


I made up a batch of these once and found out I had no peppermint flavoring so I used crème de menthe. It's a candy flavoring I got from a bakery store, in the cake decorating isle. What a delicious different that the peppermint. It's a softer mint flavor that adds, I think, the perfect flavor to my buttermints.

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makes a lot of mints
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3 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/4 tsp
creme de menthe flavoring or can use peppermint flavoring. wilton's candy flavoring is what i use. it's strong. if you use extracts you might have to add just a tad bit more for the minty taste.
1 lb
powdered sugar
1/4 c
cream (i use evaporated milk sometimes)
1 tsp
food coloring

How to Make Buttermints


  • 1Mix all ingredients together in a medium sixed bowl. Knead until smooth, add more powdered sugar if needed, but don't make it too dry. Knead enough to resemble a ball of dough.
  • 2Can separate into smaller amounts and use the color of food coloring of your choosing.
  • 3Take small rounds of the mixture and roll into small balls. Place on waxed paper and press a fork to flatten them. Should be the size of a dime or a nickel if you like a bigger bite after pressing. Let these dry for about 48 hours if you intend to put them into a bowl. They can, however be eaten right away.

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About Buttermints

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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