Each year I choose a different decorating theme for my holiday kickoff party—last time it was snowmen and snowflakes. These cute little snowman mints were fun to make and drew lots of smiles.
—Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Red, green, blue and/or purple liquid or gel food coloring
Colored sprinkles, nonpareils and cake decorator candies
In a small bowl, combine the butter, corn syrup, extract and salt. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Knead by hand until mixture becomes pliable, 1-2 minutes.
For each color of dough, combine 1 tablespoon dough and your choice of food coloring; knead until blended. Leave remaining dough white. Roll white dough into a log; remove a fourth of the log and set aside.
For the snowmen's bodies, divide the remaining log into 9 pieces and roll into balls. For the snowmen's heads, divide the reserved dough into 9 pieces and roll into balls. Stack 1 smaller ball on top of each larger ball.
Use the colored dough to form hats, scarves and earmuffs as desired. Use candies to make eyes, noses and buttons.