Peppermint creams bring back lots of happy childhood memory’s and there easy to make with the whole family . yum!
450g icing sugar
1 egg white
drop or two of peppermint essence
food colouring (optional)
In a bowl add the icing sugar . In a separate bowl whisk the egg white until frothy, then add it to the icing sugar with one or two drops of peppermint essence (to suit your own taste) .
Mix together with a wooden spoon to make a thick paste .
Knead until very smooth .
At this point if you wish to have coloured peppermint creams divide the mixture up and colour each by adding a drop or two of food colouring and mixing in )
Use your hands to make small balls of the mixture then flatten them into disc shapes and lay them on a wire rack or tray to harden slightly
you can also dip peppermint creams in melted chocolate and leave to set . yum!