Holiday Peppermint Candy
- 4 ozs. cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract or few drops peppermint oil
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Green and red food coloring
- Sifted powdered sugar
- Green, red and white decorating icing (optional)
Beat cream cheese, margarine, corn syrup and extract.
In large mixing bowl at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar; mix well. Divide mixture into 1/3’s.
Knead few drops green food coloring into one third. Repeat with red food coloring and second third. Wrap each third in plastic wrap.
Working with one color mixture at a time, shape into 3/4-inch balls. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
Flatten each ball with bottom of glass that has been lightly dipped in sugar. Repeat with remaining mixtures.
Decorate with icing. Chill.
Makes 5 dozen
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