Mint Patties

Mint Patties

2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 or 3 drops green food coloring

  1. Combine the sugar, water, and
    extract in top of a double boiler.
    Add food coloring, a drop at a
    time, stirring until mixture is a
    delicate green.

  2. Place over simmering water
    about 3 minutes, or until mixture is
    creamy and will pour from spoon.

  3. Drop mixture from end of teaspoon
    onto waxed paper, forming 3/4 to 1 inch
    round patties. When mixture in double
    boiler begins to crystallize, thin out
    with just enough hot water (about 1/2
    teaspoon) to make creamy enough to
    pour from spoon again. (It may be
    necessary to repeat this procedure
    several times before all the patties
    are formed.)

  4. When patties are firm and cool,
    lift from waxed paper with a spatula.
    Store in covered container in a cool,
    dry place.

Note: If desired, half-fill miniature
bonbon cups with the candy mixture and
set aside until firm. Serve in or out of
the paper cups in a candy dish.

Makes about 4 dozen small patties.

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune newspaper,
Sunday, Dec 13, 1964