Melt-Away Butter Mints

These candies come together quickly, but must air-dry overnight. Flavor with just peppermint, or a combination of peppermint and another flavor such as strawberry + peppermint.

Butter Mints

Recipe provided by LorAnn Oils

RECIPE TIP: Dough can also be pressed into one of our flexible molds or rolled into a rope and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces.

 

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Line a large cutting board with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Place 4 1/2 cups sugar, butter, half & half or cream and corn syrup in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Turn mixer to high speed and continue to beat for an additional 3 minutes until sugar and butter are well combined. Beat in 3 to 4 drops of peppermint oil and several drops of another flavoring, if desired (taste for flavor and add more if necessary). Mix in food coloring by the drop until desired color is achieved.

3. Test for consistency by picking up a small piece of dough and rolling between your hands. Dough should not be sticky and the mixture should feel like play dough. Add more powdered sugar if mixture is still sticky.

4. Remove dough from bowl and place on the prepared cutting board; knead until smooth. Flatten to a disk and place another sheet of parchment paper over top of dough. Roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut dough with small round cutters. Using a thin metal spatula, place rounds on prepared cookie sheet and decorate with tines of a fork, if desired. Gather scraps and continue to re-roll and cut. Instead of rolling dough and cutting, you can use a flexible mold, like our swirl mint mold, and press the dough into the mold. Pop out the molded mints and let dry overnight.

 

 

Flavoring Ideas:

 

These candies do not have to be flavored with mint at all...

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