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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