Melt-Away Butter Mints
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Melt-Away Butter Mints

Product Code: R0234

These candies come together quickly, but must air-dry overnight. Flavor with just peppermint, or a combination of peppermint and another flavor such as strawberry + peppermint.

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RECIPE TIP:  Dough can also be rolled into a rope and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons half & half or cream
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
4 1/2 to 5 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
LorAnn Peppermint oil and/or another flavor
LorAnn super-strength flavoring
LorAnn liquid food coloring, any shade

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Line a large cutting board with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat together softened butter, half & half or cream and corn syrup for 1 minute. Beat in powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments until dough is soft, but not sticky.  Test for consistency by picking up a small piece of dough and rolling between your hands. Dough should not be sticky and the mixture should feel like play dough. Add more powdered sugar if mixture is still sticky. Beat in 3 to 4 drops of peppermint oil and several drops of another flavoring, if desired (taste for flavor and add more if necessary). Mix in food coloring by the drop until desired color is achieved. 
  3. Remove dough from bowl and place on the prepared cutting board; knead until smooth. Flatten to a disk and place another sheet of parchment paper over top of dough. Roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut dough with small round cutters. Using a thin metal spatula, place rounds on prepared cookie sheet and decorate with tines of a fork, if desired. Gather scraps and continue to re-roll and cut. 
  4. Allow candies to air-dry overnight in a cool, dry place. 
Flavoring Ideas:

  • Raspberry Mint: 3 to 4 drops LorAnn Peppermint + 8 drops LorAnn Raspberry Flavoring 
  • Orange Mint: 3 to 4 drops LorAnn Peppermint + 6 drops LorAnn Orange Oil 
These candies do not have to be flavored with mint at all...

  • Strawberry Cheesecake: 6 drops LorAnn Cheesecake Flavoring + 8 drops LorAnn Strawberry Flavoring 
  • Key Lime: 6 drops (or more) Key Lime Flavoring 
  • Lemon: 6 drops (or more) Lemon Oil 
  • Maple: 6 drops (or more) Maple or Natural Maple flavoring

Melt-Away Butter Mints


Melt-Away Butter Mints
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These candies come together quickly, but must air-dry overnight. Flavor with just peppermint, or a combination of peppermint and another flavor such as strawberry + peppermint.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons half & half or cream
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
  • LorAnn Peppermint oil and/or another flavor
  • LorAnn super-strength flavoring
  • LorAnn liquid food coloring, any shade
1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Line a large cutting board with parchment paper and set aside.2. In a large bowl, beat together softened butter, half & half or cream and corn syrup for 1 minute. Beat in powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments until dough is soft, but not sticky.  Test for consistency by picking up a small piece of dough and rolling between your hands. Dough should not be sticky and the mixture should feel like play dough. Add more powdered sugar if mixture is still sticky. Beat in 3 to 4 drops of peppermint oil and several drops of another flavoring, if desired (taste for flavor and add more if necessary). Mix in food coloring by the drop until desired color is achieved. 3. Remove dough from bowl and place on the prepared cutting board; knead until smooth. Flatten to a disk and place another sheet of parchment paper over top of dough. Roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut dough with small round cutters. Using a thin metal spatula, place rounds on prepared cookie sheet and decorate with tines of a fork, if desired. Gather scraps and continue to re-roll and cut.4. Allow candies to air-dry overnight in a cool, dry place.
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Disappointed and Pissed From United States
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December 17, 2020
What in the world is this? Where is the wet ingredient? My kitchen is filled with powers sugar over everything.
MISSING INGREDIENTS

LorAnn's Response: We're sorry to learn you didn't have a good experience with this recipe. There are minimal wet ingredients in the recipe which should yield a dough-like consistency. After reading your review, we realize that it would be better to add the powdered sugar in a little at a time so it is not being tossed out of the bowl by the beater. Thank you for the opportunity to improve our recipes and instructions.
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