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Christmas Mints Recipe

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C butter, softened
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tb milk
2 Tb finely crushed hard peppermint candy
1/8 tsp oil of peppermint
About 20 (2 ounce) squares chocolate flavored candy coating
Decorator Frosting

Decorator Frosting Ingredients:
3 Tb butter, softened
2 C sifted powdered sugar
2 Tb milk
tsp vanilla
Red and green paste food coloring

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well.
Stir in next 3 ingredients, mixing well.
Divide into 4 portions; shape each into a ball.
Roll out each portion to inch thickness; cut with a 1 inch round cutter.
Place on cookie sheets.
Cover and chill.
Place candy coating in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until coating melts, stirring often.
Remove from heat, leaving coating over hot water.
Dip chilled mints in coating to cover all sides,
Allowing excess to drip.
Place on wax paper-lined cookie sheets.
Chill until coating hardens.
Pipe green decorator frosting on mints, using tip No. 65, to make holly leaves, and pipe red frosting using tip No 2 to
make holly berries.
Yields 8 dozen

Decorator Frosting:
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add milk and vanilla, beating to spreading consistency.
Divide in thirds; color one-third of the frosting red and the remaining two-thirds green.
Yield: 1 C




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