There was every effort and intention of writing some insightful post regarding yesterday’s date but it just didn’t happen. But at least I mentioned it… so let’s move on…
So there’s been lots of decorating, sewing, and a bit of baking so far this holiday season and it’s only getting better. I don’t do a lot of baking like many of my friends. They bake tons and tons of cookies, cakes, quick breads, etc. I make candy! Toffee, usually but I just found a recipe for butter mints (an all time favorite of mine) and had to give it a try.
In a word….AMAZING!! There is no question that this recipe has become my new favorite.
Starts out looking like pie crust….
Add a little color…
Mix, really well and you get this….
with 2 drops of red food coloring…
And 2 drops of green… roll it out. I could have gone much darker with the color but I like the pastel effect of less. They look more like what I ate as a child.
The only catch…there are very soft and must “cure” for 1 to 2 days at room temperature so this is definitely a plan ahead recipe. But worth it!! They are so darn good. My biggest problem is going to me not nibbling as they dry.