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.