Did you miss my guest post yesterday? No need to fear. I've decided to post the recipe here as well.
These are Butter Mints and they are a Christmas favorite of mine. My mom made them every year for our neighbors and friends, but was lucky to even get them out the front door before me and my siblings devoured them. If you don't like sugar or peppermint or sugar or frosting or sugar, these are not for you. I won't hold it against you. I will however, seriously doubt your judgement in food and call you crazy.
6 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons peppermint flavoring
2 pounds powdered sugar
3-4 drops of green food coloring
Mix all ingredients with electric mixer until smooth. Using powdered fingers, roll dough into small balls (it will feel like really thick frosting) and lightly coat in powdered sugar. Place on wax paper on cookie sheet. Press balls lightly with bottom of glass. Let air dry for at least one day.
And, if you're looking to kick it up a notch, go crazy and drizzle some chocolate over them. Seriously delish.