Prep 30 mins
Cook 24 hrs
I got this recipe from a magazine of Christmas recipes and crafts. They can be eaten or used as decorations.
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 375 g powdered sugar
- 8 drops peppermint oil
- food coloring
- rum flavoring (in place of peppermint oil) or bitter almond flavoring (in place of peppermint oil) or vanilla flavoring (in place of peppermint oil)
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
- If the dough is too soft, add more powdered sugar.
- Place dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll out to 8 mm thickness.
- 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).
- Place stars on parchment paper lined cookie sheet or tray and allow to dry for 24 hours.
- Store in an airtight container.
- You may make a small hole in the stars before drying so that they can be threaded with string and used as decorations.
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! :)
What an easy and minimal ingredient candy this is!! Just be sure it is not too soft, or you'll have a hard time getting it to roll properly and to cut. I didn't have any small cookie cutters, so I just rolled the dough into balls and then flattened. Only after they dried did my youngest son remind me that last time I made candy I used a fork to make score marks in it. LOL Very good taste and again super easy!! Thanks for posting! Made for the Photo Tag, December.