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Erin! I’m so excited that you shared this classic recipe with us. Never in a million years would I ever imagine that one could make their own buttermints from home. Genius!
Check out what my friend Erin from the Making Memories With Your Kids food blog had to say about this recipe:
Are these called Butter Mints or Dinner Mints? Either way, they are delicious and one of my daughter’s favorite mints. They are the kind that melt in your mouth and have a wonderful hint of peppermint. And I’m warning you now, they are totally addictive.
I don’t care what they are called just as long as they are in one of the many candy dishes my mother has given me over the years. Seriously, these homemade buttermints are delicious and they will remind you of the kind your granny used to have sitting in her living room.
1/4 cup Kerrygold butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon Morton salt
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 1/4 cups Domino powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon McCormick peppermint extract
In a mixing bowl, combine the soft butter and salt. Beat for a moment to combine. Add the condensed milk and beat again to combine. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time, beating to combine thoroughly. Add the peppermint, taste and adjust as needed. The dough will be mostly crumbs, but should stick together when squeezed into a ball. It should not be sticky at all. I had to add about 3/4 cup more powdered sugar than the recipe said.
Remove the dough from the mixer and pull off golf ball size sections. Roll each ball out into a long skinny strip about 1/2″ in diameter. Slice the strips into tiny mint-size pieces. I used a pizza cutter to easily roll back and forth and slice them quickly.
Spread the soft pieces across a baking sheet and allow them to sit at room temperature overnight. You could speed up the process and put them in the refrigerator uncovered.
When they have hardened enough to store, transfer the mints to an airtight container.
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Quick Tip: Place these yummy buttermints into a glass candy dish for a true retro presentation.
Recipe and image courtesy of Making Memories With Your Kids.