One Year Ago: Banana Mallow Cups
From Sweet Confections
While these aren't exactly like the mints of my grams house, they have the same flavor. The original pillow mints have a lighter than air texture and they melt in your mouth. The manufacturing method for pillow mints includes puffing them up with air. These little mints get to the right texture after being set out for a few days. If you want an easy mint without any sugar boiling required, these little mints are right for you!
4 3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp heavy cream
8 tbsp (1/2 cup) butter, removed from the fridge for 20 minutes
1 tsp mint extract
Food coloring (I went with neon food coloring!)
Mix together powdered sugar, butter and peppermint extract until it all comes together. It will look like a soft white dough.
Divide dough into as any batches as you want different colors. Knead colors into the dough until they are homogeneous. Roll the colors doughs into 1/2-inch ropes and set them on a baking sheet. Repeat with all of the colored doughs. Cut the ropes into 1/2-inch pieces and move the pieces around the baking sheet so that the candies aren't touching.
Let sit overnight to dry out. Store open to the air, other wise hey tend to soften up again.