My hubby's Mom & Grandmother have Mint Making down to an art!
They do weddings, graduations, showers...you name it.
So I didn't hesitate to ask if they'd like to make some mints for Louie's
First Communion celebration next weekend.
We got together last night and whipped some out!
They mix up a bag of confectioners sugar and a block of cream cheese.
Here's my Lovely Hand Model (MIL) doing so:
Then they mix in a tsp. of peppermint extract. You can add almond, or any flavor you fancy!
And we picked out the shapes we wanted. Louie's statement was "NO FLOWERS, MOM!"
He liked the cross and the praying hands, but to add come color we picked the clover shape.
They did a unit at school using a clover to represent the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
We then split up the dough and kept half white and added green coloring to the other half.
To get our work surface ready, we put down parchment paper and
fill some shallow bowls with granulated sugar.
We fill the molds with sugar to make it easier for the dough to come out. Then pinch of a small amount of dough and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball around in the sugar. (This is a very HEALTHY recipe!!!)
Press your sugary low-cal dough ball into your sugared up mold! When you turn the mold over and
gently tap on it (hopefully) you'll get a perfectly shaped mint. If not, re-roll and try again!
Here's a shot of Louie doing the praying hands with Great Grandma Ginger!