Easy Peppermint Patties Recipe

Event Catering Personal Chef Fort Lauderdale - Easy Peppermint Patties Recipe

You're going to love this Easy Valentine's Peppermint Patties recipe! Super easy to make, fantastically festive, and always a hit with kids and adults alike. These holiday treats are the perfect addition to cookie trays and make an excellent gift for teachers and friends!
Shape into hearts if you are so inclined.
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
¼ cup butter, softened
⅓ cup light corn syrup
3 ­ 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 ­ 2 tsp peppermint extract or mint extract OR any other extract you want
food coloring ­- preferably gel or paste
½ cup granulated sugar (to roll balls in)
Instructions
1. Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
2. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and your choice of extract and mix until well combined. Add extract ½
teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
3. Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
4. Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with another half a cup of powdered sugar.
5. Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth, adding additional powdered sugar if
needed.
6. Divide dough into three portions.
7. Tint one portion red with the red food color/gel and one green. Leave one portion white.
8. Shape into ¾ inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
9. Flatten gently with a fork.
10. Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
11. Store in an airtight container.
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