Easter Mint Patties

I first saw this recipe before Christmas, put it on my to do list, but it didn’t happen.  So, when I saw the same sort of thing on Pinterest but done in Easter colours, I just had to try it!  This is where I saw the original recipe!

http://www.momontimeout.com/2014/04/pastel-mint-patties/

Now I of course didn’t follow the recipe exactly.  I had to employ my “cheater” methods to make it faster and they actually worked!!!!

While you can find the actual recipe at the link above, I will walk you through the steps I took doing it my way.  The end result was great and they are very yummy and minty.


 

Here is everything I used.  As you can see, my biggest cheating method is sort of making itself known in the picture with the ingredients…. my best friend in the kitchen…. my KitchenAid!

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As the recipe said, I combined the butter and the corn syrup in the bowl of my mixer.  I then added the first measurement of icing sugar and a little bit more peppermint extract than the recipe called for.  I like mint, what can I say? Below is what each step looked like.

After that I added another measurement (1 cup) of icing sugar and mixed that up too.  At this point in the recipe it said to knead this with an additional 1 cup of icing sugar.  I did not do that (embarrassed face), I just threw the last cup of icing sugar in the mixer bowl and blended/kneaded it in that way.  It ended up looking like this…

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It looks crumbly, and I was really worried I was going to have another Easter disaster but as you can see from the one “lump” in the middle, it does end up rolling nice.

I separated the dough into three balls and mixed in the food colouring, but when I started to mix it in, I noticed that it was taking on a really cool sort of marbled/tie dye look so I stopped at that point. I rolled the three colours up into balls and prepared to roll the balls. I hope you can see that effect I meant!

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Next I got to rolling.  It went surprisingly quick.  I rolled them, rolled them in sugar and then lined them up on a pan lined with aluminum foil (I was out of parchment….again). After this I did as the recipe said (yes, I do know how to do that…on occasion) and flattened them with a fork.

After that all I had to do was stare at them for the 24 hours they are supposed to sit out, uncovered, for 24 hours to dry.  I will admit that they were worth the wait, and they will look so nice when I put them out with dessert on Easter!

 

I hope you take the time to try this recipe like I did.  I am definitely going to make these this Christmas, even if I have to do it soon!

Again, here’s the link to get the Recipe

Sandie

 

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