Peppermint Creams

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Easy to make peppermint creams - great for a nibble or as a simple gift.  

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly!

Serves: 4


Egg, dairy and gluten free peppermint treats.

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon glycerine
  • 1-2 teaspoons peppermint flavouring
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Sprinkles of your choice

You will also need:

  • An apron
  • A large mixing bowl
  • A spoon for mixing
  • A rolling pin
  • A star shaped pastry cutter
  • Grease proof paper


[caption id="attachment_4057" align="alignright" width="300"]Mixing the peppermint creams Mixing all the ingredients together.[/caption]

  1. Add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix well until a thick paste is formed.
  2. Dust a work surface and the rolling pin with icing sugar and roll out the paste until it is about 1/2 cm thick. (If the paste is too wet, add more icing sugar to stop it from sticking to the surface.)
  3. Using your cutter, cut out the shapes and place on grease proof paper.
  4. Decorate as desired using the sprinkles and place in the fridge overnight.
You can get as creative with these as you like! If you would like them to be extra special you could:
  • Melt some chocolate, dip half the mint in and leave them to harden
  • Add food colouring of your choice
  • Add orange/lemon juice instead of water and zest instead of peppermint
You can store these mints in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Parents – If you try this recipe with your child, I’d love to hear from you. Tweet me a photo, share it on the Handy Herbs Facebook page or pin it to your recipe board! sign A Cornish Mum
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43 thoughts on “Peppermint Creams

  1. Oooh, yummy! I have never made peppermint creams because I just never realised how quick and easy they were to make. I love the fact that this is easily a recipe that you can make together with little ones, and perfect before christmas too. Fab idea, thanks for sharing it and linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

  2. They look great!! I haven’t seen or tried this before. This must be a British thing I’m sure. I asked my husband and he said that he did this when he was at school. He says he will try this recipe at home with Bella as she is into cooking at the moment. She had an After School Cooking Club and she learned so many different recipes last term. She enjoyed a lot!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m so happy to have you again this week!! 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks Franca! Great that Bella is enjoying cooking – it develops so many skills. I hope she enjoys making them if they give it a go! Would love to see any pics 🙂 Have a great Christmas all of you x

  3. They look delicious! I love peppermint creams and even more so when dipped in chocolate, they are one of my favourite sweets to make for Christmas. I love making bags of sweets for the neighbours at Christmas, will have to remember some star cutters this time rather than little circles like normal! Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday 🙂 x

  4. I remember making peppermint creams as a child and have been wanting to make some with my children, but haven’t found a good recipe, we will definitely be giving this a try.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

  5. Aaah this brings back memories of my childhood!!! I think that this — and orange creams — were the first thing I ever made (at Brownies)!! Fab too that they don’t have egg in too, as one of my twins has an egg allergy. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 #MarvMondays

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