Homemade Peppermint Creams - Delicious Treats for the Holiday Season

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Homemade Peppermint Creams - Delicious Treats for the Holiday Season
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 18, 2023

Indulge in the delightful flavors of homemade peppermint creams during the holiday season. These creamy and minty treats are perfect for sharing with loved ones or gifting to friends and neighbors. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create flavorful and festive peppermint creams that will be a hit at any holiday gathering. Prepare these in advance and keep them refrigerated for a cool and refreshing treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • Additional powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, softened butter, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Mix well until a smooth and dough-like consistency is formed.
  3. At this stage, you can divide the dough into two portions if you want to make both red and green peppermint creams.
  4. If making two colors, add a few drops of red food coloring into one portion and a few drops of green food coloring into the other portion. Mix well until the desired color is achieved.
  5. Take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a ball between your hands. Repeat this step with the rest of the dough.
  6. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Using the back of a fork, gently press down on each ball to create a pattern. Repeat for all the balls.
  8. Dust the peppermint creams with powdered sugar and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  9. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Peppermint has been used as a flavoring agent for centuries and is believed to have originated in Europe.
  • Peppermint has cooling properties and is often used to soothe digestion and freshen breath.
  • These homemade peppermint creams can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.