Mr. Food: Kissable Butter Mints

Mr. Food

Makes about five dozen candies
Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 drops red food color
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat sugar and butter for 2 to 3 minutes, until creamy. Add cream, peppermint extract, and food color; beat for 3 to 4 minutes, until well blended.
     
  2. Roll mixture into 1/2-inch balls. Using your thumb, lightly push down the center of each ball to form a wafer; place on a wire rack and allow to dry overnight, uncovered.
     
  3. Serve, or transfer to an airtight container until ready to serve.

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