Peppermint creams

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By MamaG

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Ingredients

  • 400g icing sugar, sifted

  • 1-2 drops food colouring, two colours, optional

  • 1 egg whites

  • 1-2 drops peppermint extract

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method

  1. In a large bowl, lightly beat the egg white. Add the lemon juice and gradually add the icing sugar, mixing, until you have a smooth, firm dough.
  2. Add the peppermint extract to the dough and mix together.
  3. Divide in two and add a few drops of food colouring to each one, if using. Knead until the colour is even. Wrap in cling film if you're not using the dough immediately.
  4. Dust a work surface with a little icing sugar. Using a dusted rolling pin, roll the mixture out and use cutters to cut out shapes or letters.
  5. Leave to dry on a large, lined baking tray. Then eat or wrap up.

Handy Hint

If you want to make in advance, keep the mixture covered in cling film.

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

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  • LocalEditorWestSussex 05/12/13 23:47

    I wonder if you could do these with other extract and it would taste nice? I have Orange, Lemon, Rum etc...

  • lilacmamacat 05/12/13 21:10

    But where do you get decent peppermint extract from? The stuff from the supermarket needs about half a bottle to make anything taste even remotely minty.

  • MamaG 04/12/09 08:03

    Kids LOVE to make these - put into cellaphane bags and tie with pretty ribbon for gifts.