All You Need is Love (and heart-shaped mints)

I love you.

You love me.

We’re as happy as can be.

With a great big hug and a …

You can finish the song in your head if you also had the distinct pleasure of listening to a certain purple dinosaur serenade you through the majority of your childhood.

Today I am celebrating love and all-things February with homemade heart-shaped mints.

Hello, February. I made you some heart-shaped confections.

Homemade Valentines Mints
Source: Busy Mommy
Printable Recipe

2T butter
1T crisco
1-2tsp peppermint extract
1/2lb powdered sugar (~2C) + more for rolling/dusting
food coloring (optional)

In a bowl, combine butter and crisco. Add peppermint extract. Mix in powdered sugar. Mixture will be crumbly. Once ingredients well incorporated add a small amount of warm water, about 1-2tsp at a time. I added about 5-6tsp to my mixture. Add enough so that dough comes together and can be rolled/shaped. If you add too much water, dough will be sticky/tacky. You will need to add additional powdered sugar to remedy the situation. Once dough comes together, add desired food coloring or leave plain white. Roll dough into a ball. Dust countertop surface with powdered sugar. Roll dough out until it is 1/4inch thick or less. Allow dough to sit on counter and harden a bit for about 15 minutes. Using a small heart-shaped cutter (I used a small fondant cookie cutter purchased at Michael’s), cut shapes out. You may need to dust your cutter with powdered sugar to prevent sticking. Transfer cut mints to baking sheet lightly dusted with powdered sugar. Allow mints to sit out for several hours to harden/set.

Now go and share these with those you love the most! Happy February!

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