Saturday, April 30, 2011

After dinner mints

This was my grandma's recipe, and I just discovered that my recipe card has been just about destroyed, so I thought I'd better transfer it to something more permanent.  I make these for Christmas, and color them red and green.

1 egg white
1 T. cream
1 t. vanilla
3 - 6 drops oil flavoring (I use 1/2 t. peppermint extract)
food coloring
1 box powdered sugar, plus additional for pressing
1 heaping t. soft butter

Combine egg white, cream, vanilla, flavoring, and color; stir well.  Add sugar all at once, mixing thoroughly.  Add additional sugar and the butter if necessary to get a thick enough consistency to roll.

Roll into firm, small (about 3/4 inch) balls.  Arrange on wax paper; press each ball with tines of a fork dipped in powdered sugar.  Let stand overnight to form a crust.

Pack in tins with wax paper between each layer.  May be frozen and kept several months.

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