Tis the season to be minty – fa la la la laaaa. During the holiday season, its all about peppermint. Candy canes and mint mochas mark the Christmas season.
Pippa shared memories of Christmases where she, Kate and James would snack on peppermint creams and clementines. The flavors remind her of family Christmases in Bucklebury. While Kate now spends her Christmases with the Royal Family at Sandringham, she probably whips up a batch of peppermint creams for herself and loved ones.
Peppermint creams, similar to York peppermint patties, are a sweet, minty, light and fluffy treat that dissolves on your tongue. They make perfect gifts wrapped in cellophane bags and tied with red ribbons.
Clear off a work surface and have some fun with cookie cutters!
Peppermint Cream Recipe
- 3 cups powdered confectioners sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 cap full of peppermint extract
- Red, green or other food coloring (optional)
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white until stiff peaks form. Add peppermint extract and food coloring (if using)
- Slowly add the three cups of confectioners sugar, incorporating it into the egg white. This is best done with a small wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
- Cover your hands, rolling pin, and work surface with powdered sugar. Heavily. Place dough in center and knead very lightly.
- Roll peppermint dough to 1/8 inch and cut into stars, trees or snowmen.
- The peppermint extract can be added or reduced to taste. This does not need to be an exact measurement.
- You can substitute other flavors for peppermint, such as almond, raspberry, or maple.
- Instead of cut out shapes, cut the dough into circles. Roll the even circles into balls, press flat, and score for a more classic look