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Homemade Butter Mints

Total Time1 hr


  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 1 stick softened Butter *Use real butter, not margarine or substitute
  • 1 box Confectioner's Sugar (16 oz) plus a little extra
  • 5 drops Oil 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 drops food 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.