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Easy After Dinner Mints

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My Sister & I decided to make these mints for the candy contest, here is a easy tutorial to show you how we did it. 
It's a fun thing to make & reminds us of playing with play-doh.. except, well.. you can eat this!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 Cups Icing Sugar (Confectioner's Sugar)
3 Tablespoons Softened Butter or Margarine 
2 Tablespoons Cream
1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Flavouring  (we only used 1/4 Teaspoon because we used real peppermint oil)
Food Colouring



Note: I tried to add little notes to the pictures but it was taking waaay too long, sorry.
 
 
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Step 1: Mix the ingredients

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Mix icing sugar , butter/margarine , cream & peppermint flavouring together in a bowl with a fork.
(If you don't feel that you're butter/margarine isn't soft enough put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds)

Your mixture might not seem like it would make good dough, but once you knead it in the next step you'll see that there's nothing to worry about.

Step 2: Knead the sugar dough

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Your mixture will probably be a little crumbly in the bowl, so I suggest kneading it a little in the bowl before putting it on the counter.

Once it has joined all together & is more malleable, flip the bowl over to get the dough out onto the counter.

Now I know that there are different ways to knead but this is just the way I had done it:
Use your hands to form your dough a bit into a ball, then squish it down so that it's flat & then fold it back over onto itself & repeat until the dough is soft & easy to form.
lfann2 years ago
What kind of "cream" are you referring to in this recipe??
GeneralMalfunction (author)  lfann2 years ago
Just regular table cream, I believe the kind I used was 18%
Would half-n-half or whole milk work or does it have to be cream?
I'm not entirely sure, the recipe calls for cream, I would assume that half-n-half or whole milk wouldn't give you the desired results
That was awesome! And so easy ..
KelliBelli2 years ago
YUMMMMMM! Thanks for the recipe! We will totally be enjoying these throughout the days!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Looks like fun!!
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