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Minty Snowmen

Each year I choose a different decorating theme for my holiday kickoff party - last time it was snowmen and snowflakes. These cute little snowman mints were fun to make and drew lots of smiles. -Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Red, green, blue and/or purple liquid or gel food coloring
  • Colored sprinkles, nonpareils and cake decorator candies

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, corn syrup, extract and salt. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Knead by hand until mixture becomes pliable, 1-2 minutes.
  • For each color of dough, combine 1 tablespoon of dough and food coloring; knead until blended. Leave remaining dough white. Roll white dough into a log; remove a fourth of the log and set aside.
  • For the snowmen's bodies, divide the remaining log into 9 pieces and roll into balls. For the snowmen's heads, divide the reserved dough into 9 pieces and roll into balls. Stack 1 smaller ball on top of each larger ball.
  • Use the colored dough to form hats, scarves and earmuffs as desired. Use candies to make eyes, noses and buttons.
Nutrition Facts
1 snowman: 80 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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