Peppermint Candy

READY IN: 24hrs 30mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

I got this recipe from a magazine of Christmas recipes and crafts. They can be eaten or used as decorations.

Top Review by mliss29

Well, I really messed these up the first time, but I could tell they had potential. And because I'd tagged them for Photo Tag's December Cookie Exchange, I had to try again. The first time, I winged it in ways that were no fault of the recipe, the worst of which was to guess that 1 tsp of mint extract would be good. No, no! They were like mouthwash candies! The ones in the picture are from the 2nd go-round. I got a better ratio of sugar to liquid and I only used 1/4 tsp extract. Yummy and cute and I think I'll try them with other flavorings later. Thank you! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 375 g powdered sugar
  • 8 drops peppermint oil
  • Optional

  • food coloring
  • Variations

  • rum flavoring (in place of peppermint oil) or bitter almond flavoring (in place of peppermint oil) or vanilla flavoring (in place of peppermint oil)

Directions

  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
  2. If the dough is too soft, add more powdered sugar.
  3. Place dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll out to 8 mm thickness.
  4. Using star shaped cookie cutters (or any other shape you like), cut out shapes (you can used cookie cutters in different sizes if you wish).
  5. Place stars on parchment paper lined cookie sheet or tray and allow to dry for 24 hours.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. You may make a small hole in the stars before drying so that they can be threaded with string and used as decorations.

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