Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties Recipe

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You’re going to love this Easy Christmas 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!

Servings: 60

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter softened
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1.5 tsp peppermint extract or mint extract or any other extract you want
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar divided
food coloring preferably gel or paste
1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll balls in

Instructions

  1. Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in your extract of choice.
  3. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  5. Knead the mixture until the powdered sugar is absorbed and the dough 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. If the dough gets sticky, knead in more powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time.
  8. Shape into 3/4 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.

Source: momontimeout.com

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