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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to Make Butter Mints

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Butter Mint Tutorial by Danielle Evans Photography

Butter mints are such a great favor for wedding showers, wedding reception, or any event, and they are super easy to make! The Bride Link and Danielle Evans Photography teamed up for this easy DIY butter mint tutorial, perfect for your upcoming spring and summer events. Enjoy the picture tutorial below and the DIY video for extra help. Always feel free to comment with any questions. Enjoy!

Thank you to Kate Spears from Southern Belle Simple for coordinating this DIY Butter Mints project! Enjoy her tutorial in the video above.

Step 1: Make the Dough

RECIPE FOR DOUGH

¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

½ teaspoon salt

⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk

3 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted

food color

peppermint or mint extract to taste

granulated sugar

Cream together butter and salt until blended. Beat in milk and flavor. Add in powdered sugar, more or less depending on consistency. Place dough a freezer for about 15 minutes to make it firm. This will make adding the food coloring easier.

Other Items You Will Need: 

Food Coloring

Fondant Mold

Step 2: Add Food Coloring

We used green, purple, and pink food coloring to create a spring color palette for these butter mints. You can mix and match colors to fit your event’s theme. As mentioned above, cold dough is easiest to work with when adding food coloring. The warmth from your hands softens the dough, so it is helpful for it to be firm and cold to start with. Add a few drops of food coloring into your dough and mix it with your hands until the color is evenly distributed. If the dough becomes sticky throughout this process, place it back in a freezer for a few minutes.

Step 3: Press Dough Into Form

We used a fondant mold to make the mints look like buttons. You can find molds like this at craft stores or specialty baking shops. Pinch off a blueberry size piece of dough and dip it into the granulated sugar. This will keep the dough from sticking to the mold. It also gives the butter mint a little shimmer:)

After dipping the dough into the sugar, gently press the dough into the mold. Remove the dough by bending the mold away from the butter mint. Refrigerate the butter mints before serving.Not too bad huh? Just remember to keep your dough cold. The dough becomes soft and extremely messy when it becomes warm. Thank you again to Danielle Evans Photography and Southern Belle Simple for making this project possible!

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