Buttermint Play Dough

Some traditions never get old… like our butter mint play dough at Easter.  I thought, perhaps, the older girls would be done with it, but I am now starting to think this one will go on forever…

and I’m so glad!

Butter Mints
2/3 cups light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter—room temperature (1 stick)
2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. salt
2 pounds powdered sugar (1 bag)
food coloring
Mix all ingredients except food coloring to make your dough—I prefer to use my Kitchen-Aid because it does it quickly, but this can be mixed by hand as well.
Decide how many different colors you want and divide the dough into that number of dough balls.
Make a well in the dough with your finger and add food coloring.
Carefully knead the dough in a glass bowl (so the food coloring won’t stain it). As you slowly knead the dough, you will disperse the food coloring and, hopefully, it won’t stain your fingers.
Go slow so it doesn’t squirt out at you!
Knead until the food coloring has completely colored the dough.
Repeat for each of the dough balls/colors you would like.

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