Thursday, December 20, 2012


Buttermints are a Southern tradition and make me smile when I think of them or see them!  They make fabulous gifts or hostess staples at a party-they are simply delightful!!!  Below is the recipe-super easy!
The Mints in their pretty gift bags-found these at Michaels
The mints drying

1 stick of margarine
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup Eaglebrand condensed milk fat free
7 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring

In large bowl, cream margarine and salt.  Blend in condensed milk, peppermint and food coloring.  Stir in sugar, a cup at a time, until mixture becomes very stiff.  Turn our onto clean pastry board and knead in any remaining sugar.  With a teaspoon, scoop a small amount and roll between palms of hands into a ball, about the size of a dime.  Make about 14 balls and line up on a sheet of wax paper.  Press each ball lightly with a fork to flatten.  Continue until mixture is used.  Let dry 2-3 hours, then turn mints over so bottoms can dry for several more hours.  Store mints in tin in the refrigerator.  Makes 9-10 dozen!

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