I was so frustrated the first time I made peppermint creams, and was almost throwing the mixture in the bin, ha ha. So pleased that I stuck with it, because now I have successfully made them a few times, and they just keep getting better on each occasion!
This recipe is certainly not recommended for anyone who suffers diabetes, as it is probably 95% sugar; so with that in mind, ensure you limit the amount of these you give to your kids too… Unless you want them bouncing off the walls, ha ha.
I made these today with my 5 year old, and he needed very little help, so another easy recipe for the kids to make 🙂
This recipe cost me just shy of £1.50 to make 24, however it would have cost about £2 to double (if not more) the quantity.
1 egg white (you won’t need the yolk…)
400g icing sugar (otherwise known as powdered sugar / confectioners sugar), plus extra for rolling
- Prepare a “resting” area for your finished mint creams… I used a sheet of baking / greaseproof paper on top of a baking tray.
- In a large, clean bowl, add your egg white, and mix with a fork until it begins to foam slightly.
- Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the egg white, and mix for a little longer.
- Gradually add the icing sugar – I added the sugar in two sections only, and in between each section I added 1 teaspoon of peppermint flavouring. Continue to mix combine the mixture with the fork (you’ll have difficulties if you’re using a spoon).
- When the mixture becomes too difficult to mix with your fork, that’s when you need to get your hands in there. Combine the mixture in to an icing dough ball.
- Turn the icing ball out on to a clean surface, sprinkled with icing sugar.
- Roll to approximately 1-2cm thickness, and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place your shapes on to the resting area that you made up earlier.
- You can decorate your mints, if you like, or leave them plain. I used a fork to decorate mine…
- Now this is the hardest part. Your mint creams are technically ready to eat within 10/15 minutes of resting, however, if you want the “real deal”, you need to wait for up to 24 hours for them to “set” properly.