1sticksoftened Butter*Use real butter, not margarine or substitute
1boxConfectioner's Sugar (16 oz)plus a little extra
5 dropsOil of Peppermint (about 1/4 tsp)*Oil of Peppermint can be found in the grocery isle near the other flavorings and vanilla extract. Be sure to use real Oil of Peppermint and not imitation peppermint flavoring.
2-3 dropsfood coloring
Mix egg white, salt, water, butter, flavoring and color. Slowly add sugar. Blend all ingredients until stiff. Knead for smoothness. If dough is tacky, add more sugar a tablespoon at a time and continue to knead until dough is smooth.
Take a ball of dough about half the size of an egg and roll it into a snake shape. With a clean pair of scissors, snip the dough into pieces that are approximately 1/2 inch square. Let pieces fall onto wax paper, not touching. Let stand uncovered until hardened (10 to 12 hours). Store in lidded jar or freeze.