Sunday, December 26, 2010
Hope everyone enjoyed their time with their families yesterday!!! I don’t know about you, but I feel so very blessed!
We are hanging around with family today so I wanted to leave you withe a quick little recipe! Heather found this one at The Kitchn and we decided we HAD to make them during our bake-fest extravaganza! We were thoroughly impressed with ourselves for actually making homemade buttermints… and to tell you the truth- they were EASY!
Source: Bake it Pretty via TheKitchn.com
1/2 Cup (one stick) Softened Butter
5 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 TBS of Milk
3-4 drops peppermint flavoring oil (or 1 tsp Peppermint Extract)
Food Coloring of Your Choice
Make sure your butter is room temperature, nice and soft. Beat for 1 minute until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and mix thoroughly until the mixture is dry and crumbly. Use a spatula to scrape the butter from the sides and bottom of bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons of milk, the peppermint oil or extract, and food coloring. Mix thoroughly until the dough comes together and thickens. It should be very thick, not sticky and easy to mold— similar to playdough. If needed, adjust the consitancy with a drop or two of milk or a dash more of powdered sugar.
Lay out parchment paper on the counter and dust with powdered sugar. Break off about 1/4 cup pieces and roll into logs (about 1/2 inch thick). Slice into 1/2 inch (or so) pieces with a pastry cutter or knife.
Lay out in a single layer and let dry/harden overnight (or longer - mine took 48+ hrs). Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth treats!!
One batch can make anywhere from 50-100 mints depending on the size.