Melt in Your Mouth Butter Mints
As a kid, I loved going to bridal showers and baby showers with my Mom. After all, I got to dress up and be one of the big girls for the day. Another great part was that they always served those melt in your mouth butter mints. Remember those? They were usually a mix of pale pastel colors and I would always load up my little plate with them. I wanted to make some for this Mother's Day, so I thought I would share with you the recipe. I hope you get together with your Mom and make something that reminds you of your time together when you were younger. Time to get in the kitchen and create some memories!
- 4 ounces unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 4 cups powdered sugar (plus a little extra for the rolling process)
- 1 tablespoon milk (or cream)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 pinch salt
- optional: food coloring
Step One. In a stand mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy and smooth.
Step Two. And in 4 cups powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, salt, and mint. Mix everything on a low speed until everything is incorporated. After it's combined, increase the speed to medium and beat until the texture is nice and smooth.
Step Three. Dust your work surface with powdered sugar. If you'd like to make different colored mints, divide your candy mixture into separate piles and work in a drop of food coloring to each one. The candy will darken as it hardens, so if you want a pastel color make sure to use barely any food coloring on it. You'll also want to use gloves, as the food coloring will stick to your hands. Wrap the candy mixture in plastic wrap until you're ready to shape it and use it. It will dry out pretty quickly otherwise.
Step Four. You can shape your candy in many different ways, but I'm a purist, so I like the tiny pillows look like the original candies I had so long ago looked like. How you make that look is to roll the candy into a long, thin cylinder (think like you're making a snake out of playdough). You'll want it to be about 1/4 " thick. Using a sharp knife, cut the mixture every 1/2" or so. After you've completed this step, transfer them to a baking sheet.
Step Five. Leave the baking sheet out overnight at room temperature. In the morning, they're good to go in a plastic bag for save keeping (or, you know, in your mouth...).
Pro Tip: Instead of "tiny pillows, you could also make small balls, roll it out thinly and use cookie cutters to make cute shapes, or make thin disk-like shapes. The possibilities are endless!
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