Holiday Peppermint Candies

Course : Candy
Serves: 1
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4 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 cups powdered sugar
1 bottle green and red food coloring
1 Cup sifted powdered sugar
1 bottle green red and white coloring -- red and white
1 packages decorating icing (optional)

Preparation / Directions:

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 thirds. 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. 5 dozen Prep time: 30 minutes plus chilling

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