Holiday Peppermint Candy
4 ozs. cream
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