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Butter Mints

 Butter Mints
These creamy mints are smooth as silk and melt in your mouth! As a wife and mother of three youngsters, I treasure treats like these that come together quickly but taste terrific.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red and green paste or liquid food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, cream and
  • extracts. If desired, divide dough into portions and knead in food
  • coloring.
  • Form into balls by teaspoonfuls; flatten into patties, or roll
  • between two pieces of waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness and cut into
  • desired shapes. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or
  • overnight. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts:2 mints