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Homemade Buttermints

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Serves 60 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

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!

Ingredients You'll Need

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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