So things are busy here and I would imagine you all can relate!
I thought after the party on Sunday I was pretty much done with projects, but…no. Something possessed me to add a few more “to do’s” and I am loving it…seriously, no stress.
This weekend I am attending 2 Cookie Exchanges and I am so excited! I have never been to one and plan to make the above, “peppermint cremes”. This batch will go with teacher gifts. These cookies are SO easy to make! AND fun for the kids to help with…no joke! I do suggest using peppermint extract and not just mint…the mint is a bit too “toothpasty” in my opinion! Aren’t these so pretty? If you would like the recipe, just let me know!
I stumbled upon these mirrors while at the craft store and know some little girls will love them! I was planning to paint them a bit more, but my instinct was to just cover them in glitter! And who doesn’t love the Martha Stewart glitter? It really is the best.
Although I am not making the kids as many handmade gifts this year (the ornament party was sort of that…), I still needed to give them a token. So I started making this bracelet and these bookmarks resulted…the bracelet is still in the works! I love the way they looked and ended up making A LOT…these shown will be for teachers and I am pretty sure they will be well received!
Alright, enough from me. I’ll be sharing more things…happy winter day!
Here is a recipe for the peppermint cremes, I doubled the recipe and it made about 4 dozen candies…perfect for gifts!
1 egg white
2 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
2-3 drops of peppermint extract
2-3 drops of green food coloring
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper
Whisk the egg white (either by hand or use a mixer…the mixer worked best for me, it blends the peppermint and coloring nicely. If you do not use a mixer, be prepared to do some serious mixing and kneading…totally not fun and not worth it.) until frothy, but not stiff.
Gradually add the confectioners sugar over the egg and add the peppermint as well as the green coloring.
Scoop teaspoonfuls of mixture and shape into smooth ball. Place the balls on the tray and flatten with a fork. Leave in a cool place for 18-24 hours to set.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl and dip cremes half way. Place on waxed paper to set.