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Homemade Buttermints


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Serves 60 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into 1 inch pieces

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 tablespoons whole milk

food coloring optional


Beat chilled and diced butter with a hand mixer or a stand mixer on low until creamy and smooth



Add confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time scraping the sides of the bowl as needed



Increasing speed to medium-high mix sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. The consistency will be like grated Parmesan cheese.



Add the 2 tablespoons of milk



Add the 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract



Continue to beat until smooth



Consistency should be like thick frosting



Make dough into a ball, several balls if adding food coloring



Add the food coloring. I used a powder dye and sprinkled about 1/4 teaspoon into the dough ball



Knead the dye in with your hands



Cover dough balls with plastic wrap while working to prevent them from drying out.



Dust a flat surface with confectioners’ sugar



Make smaller balls golfball sized and roll into logs, straw-like shaped



Using a knife or pizza cutter cut pieces off the log



When finished cutting lay in a single layer on a paper towel lined cookie sheet or plate



Dust the tops of the candies with confectioners’ sugar



Allow to air dry at room temperature for about 12 hours



When candies are firm store in an airtight container


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Notes

Who doesn't like those buttermints you get at restaurants? Making them at home is so easy you'll wonder why you haven't tried this!

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