Saturday, December 6, 2008

Minty Snowmen

Kit: Holidays In My House Dec 2008 Mega Collab kit - In a Fog (paper), KatLen (ornament), ibdd (paper), cmd (paper), pandabear designs (candy border), Biebel's Scraps (stitch border), lizarddau designs (journaling paper), Michaelle Walcutt (holly and paper)


1 tablespoon butter, softened

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon mint extract

1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 drop blue food coloring

1 drop yellow food coloring

1 drop red food coloring

Colored sprinkles and cake decorating candies

In a small bowl, combine the butter, corn syrup, extract and salt. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Knead by hand for 1-2 minutes or until mixture becomes pliable. To 1 tablespoon of dough, add blue food coloring; knead until blended. Add yellow food coloring to another tablespoon of dough and knead. Add red food coloring to another tablespoon of dough and knead. Leave remaining dough white. Roll white dough into a log; remove one-fourth of the log and set aside. For the snowmen's bodies, divide the remaining log into 8 pieces and roll into balls. For the snowmen's heads, divide the reserved dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls. Stack 1 smaller ball on top of each larger ball. Use the colored dough to form hats, scarves and earmuffs as desired. Use colored sprinkles and candies to make eyes, nose and buttons. Yield: 8 snowmen.

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