Old-Fashioned Butter Mints

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What is it about Old-Fashioned Butter Mints that has us always reaching for just one more? Is it the butter? Or is it the mint? Or is it the happy memories of munching them at our grandmas house when we were young? She always had plenty of pink and green mints in her pretty glass serving dish for us to eat. As a child I thought the dish must be magical since it never seemed to be empty. What ever it might be that keeps old-fashioned butter mints calling your name you can find out how to make your own and start a new tradition for your family with this quick and easy recipe.

There is a secret to making good butter mints and that is learning just how much mint flavoring is enough. Too much can ruin your entire batch so it is probably a good idea to start by using less. The mints will still taste delicious and the next time you make a batch you can add a bit more flavoring until you find the right balance for your taste. This is a no bake recipe that uses only a few ingredients. You can choose either unsalted or salted butter, but be sure you do use butter.

There are also plenty of variations on this classical theme that you might try out especially with all the new oils that are available for adventurous cooks and bakers. You could consider orange oils or perhaps even lemon oils. And with all the organic possibilities you can probably find organic coloring, too. The website talks about these different possibilities. Be sure to check it out.

This recipe is fairly simple to make and could be done with your kids. At least, they could add the drops of oil or the food coloring to feel like they are part of the baking team. In any case, you can undoubtedly use them as taste testers along the way to ensure that the amount of flavoring is just right.

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