I can hardly believe Christmas is only days away! I couldn't let it come and go without wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday season has been special and joyful and fun! This past weekend, I made these little Minty Snowmen, so I thought I'd share the recipe with you in case you need something last minute to make for a holiday event. I just wanted to try my hand at these .... for the little girl in me. Are they perfection? Umm, Definitely Not! But they were a lot fun and I did laugh out loud a lot in the process. I will tell you that the other two (that are missing) were total flops, but they were tasty. I didn't think of taking a picture of those, I'll just let you imagine.
The recipe is from a 2005 Taste of Home Holiday Entertaining Magazine Mini.
1 Tablespoon Butter Softened
1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
1/2 teaspoon Mint Extract (I used peppermint extract)
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Confectioners' Sugar (I sifted it)
1 Drop of Blue Food Coloring (I used 2)
1 Drop of Yellow Food Coloring
1 Drop of Red Food Coloring (I used 2)
Colored sprinkles and cake decorator candies
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, corn syrup, extract and salt. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar (with the back of a spoon). Knead by hand for 1-2 minutes or until mixture becomes pliable. To 1 tablespoon of dough, add blue food coloring , knead until blending. Add yellow food coloring to another tablespoon of dough and knead. Add red to another tablespoon of dough and knead. Leave remaining dough white.
Roll white dough into a log, remove one-fourth of the log and set aside. For the snowmen's bodies, divide the remaining log into 8 pieces and roll into balls. For the snowmen's heads, divide the reserved dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls. Stack 1 smaller ball on top of each larger ball.
Use the colored dough to form hats, scarves and earmuffs as desired. Use colored sprinkles to make eyes, nose, buttons ect.
Yield 8 Snowmen (in my case 6!)
Merry Christmas Again and Happy New Year!
God Bless Us Everyone!