Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tiny Flower Butter Mints

We are having a baby shower for one of our nurses at work, and the next few posts will be about that. I wanted to do homemade butter mints. For the basic recipe, go to that post. I added 1/2 tsp of vanilla to the recipe this time, which made them even better.

What I did really differently was that I didn't use a mold. Instead, I rolled it out like cookie dough and cut them with a tiny cookie cutter.

I wanted green, blue, and yellow mints, so I divided the mixture into three balls and added 2 drops of each color to each ball. I used McCormick liquid food color. It starts out being really streaky, like in this picture, but as you knead it, it will blend.

Once the color is blended, it will look like this:

Then I rolled it out with a rolling pin and cut it with a cookie cutter. I carefully lifted each mint off of the counter with a pie server:

Then I let them dry out for several hours. You can loosely wrap them with plastic wrap if you would like:

I am going to serve them in Gerber toddler bowls which she can take home after the shower:

I also added baby spoons to serve them with:

The hardest thing about making these mints is trying to keep from snarfing them all down before you can even take them to their destination.


Grace said...

i'm loving the baby spoons!

i've made something like these in the past, except i used cream cheese instead of butter and rolled them in sugar. you're right--they're hard to share! :)

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! Your creativity is endless! It's funny how you remember the special things like this that people do for you. I remember each gift you and Gil have given us (wedding, baby shower) because you always put so much thought into it. I'm sure the expecting nurse and the guests will be delighted!

Dianne :-)

Chrissie Larkin said...

seriously have you thought of writing a book...you know they have those blog writer's, i think one is called blurb, you can upload your blog into a "photo" like album and make the perfect little book...i would by one just to have it on hand in my kitchen...love it all!!! :)
hope you guys are having a wonderful week! c-

Vickie said...

I am sure that cream cheese would be yummy in a mint!

You are so sweet to say that. It was easier to be creative for people like you and Brandon because you were always fun to do things for. Thank you for your kind comments.

I am thinking of writing a book. Thank you for the nice compliment.

diannew said...

Thank you, Vickie. I still have the flower pot personalized wedding bells you made us for our AWESOME shower at your house.

I am glad you are thinking about writing a book. You are a great writer and you have so many unique ideas. I'll buy the first copy!

Chrissie Larkin said...

is that dianne as in the dianne that i know dianne? if it is i would love to talk to you!!! it has been forever!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Chrissie. I wondered if that was you, too. I didn't recognize your last name. It HAS been a long time! Hope you are doing well. Isn't this site the BEST! Call me, girl!

Dianne :-)

Vickie said...

One of the many unique features of this blog is that it provides a place to make new friends, as well as for old friends to rekindle friendships. We should all have a cooking and crafting party at my house one day.

Anonymous said...

Chrissie- By the way,my e'mail is diannew@centurytel.net

Vickie- Thank you for this blog. It is part of my daily routine. It's like opening a gift every morning--it's so fun to see what you've posted! And by the way, I think the party is a GREAT idea!

Dianne :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi I was wondering if you can freeze these mints? thanks Patty

Vickie said...

Yes! They freeze great!