These mints make fab gifts, ideal for littlies to make for grandparents and teachers this Christmas! Easy to make and decorate, pop the finished mints into a decorated jar or box for a thoughtful present!
500g (1lb 2oz) icing sugar, sifted
1 egg white, stiffly whipped
1-2tsp lemon juice
Few drops peppermint oil, to taste
To decorate: (optional)
- Half a 36g jar natural crystallised violet petals
- Half a 36g jar natural crystallised rose petals
- silver edible balls
- edible food glitter
- Mix together the icing sugar, egg white, lemon juice and peppermint oil until you have the texture of pastry. Knead well so that the mixture is smooth, then roll out on a work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar to a thickness of 1cm (½in).
- Cut out rounds with a 2½-4cm (1-1½in) cutter – or for fun, try different shaped cutters such as stars, hearts and moons. Pop them on a piece of greaseproof paper and decorate with the crystallized violet and rose petals. Leave to harden for 12 hours or overnight.