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Buttermint Twists
Buttermint Twists
Buttermint Twists are a delicate, old-fashioned confection that make a sweet holiday gift or addition to your cookie tray.
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buttermint twists recipe
Buttermint Twists
Prep Time1 Minutes
Servings132
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Ingredients
1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter
5 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes Half & Half
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Betty Crocker Red Gel Food Color
Directions
  1. Beat butter on low, scraping sides often, until creamy. Add sugar, cream, and peppermint. Continue beating 2-5 minutes, or until a soft dough forms.
  2. Divide dough in half. Beat red food color into one half until evenly colored. Leave remaining half white.
  3. One color at a time, place dough on surface lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar; knead until smooth. Cover to prevent drying. Roll 1 tablespoon of each dough into 4-inch rope. Gently twist together a red and white rope. Continue rolling and twisting to form a 10-inch rope. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place twists on paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Leave uncovered at room temperature 6-8 hours, or until surface is dry.
  4. Store layered between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Refrigerate up to 1 month or freeze up to 2 months.
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Makes 132 servings
1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter
Land O Lakes Salted Butter Sticks
Land O Lakes Salted Butter Sticks, 1 Pound
$6.29$6.29/lb
5 1/4 cups powdered sugar
Essential Everyday Powdered Sugar, Confectioners
Essential Everyday Powdered Sugar, Confectioners, 32 Ounce
$2.69$0.08/oz
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes Half & Half
Kemps Half & Half Kemps Select Half & Half is made with milk and cream from family farms, so it's smooth, creamy, and delicious every time.
Kemps Half & Half Kemps Select Half & Half is made with milk and cream from family farms, so it's smooth, creamy, and delicious every time., 16 Fluid ounce
$2.99$0.19/fl oz
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract, 1 Fluid ounce
$3.49 was $7.39$3.49/fl oz
Betty Crocker Red Gel Food Color
Betty Crocker Gel Food Color, Classic Colors
Betty Crocker Gel Food Color, Classic Colors, 4 Each
$4.49 was $4.99$1.12 each

Directions

  1. Beat butter on low, scraping sides often, until creamy. Add sugar, cream, and peppermint. Continue beating 2-5 minutes, or until a soft dough forms.
  2. Divide dough in half. Beat red food color into one half until evenly colored. Leave remaining half white.
  3. One color at a time, place dough on surface lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar; knead until smooth. Cover to prevent drying. Roll 1 tablespoon of each dough into 4-inch rope. Gently twist together a red and white rope. Continue rolling and twisting to form a 10-inch rope. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place twists on paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Leave uncovered at room temperature 6-8 hours, or until surface is dry.
  4. Store layered between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Refrigerate up to 1 month or freeze up to 2 months.