These minty snowmen are so cute and great fun to make. The perfect addition to any dessert, or as a snack with a cup of tea. Your guests and kids will love them. Why not get the kids involved? They'll have a ball making and dressing each snowman, but don't let them get too attached, they are meant to be eaten after all.
Ingredients 15g butter, softened
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp mint extract
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
Yellow and blue food colouring
1 tsp of decorating sprinkles
Combine butter, corn syrup, salt and mint extract in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
Sift in icing sugar, mix until a stiff dough forms (using your hands to mix in this step is usually easiest).
Using 3/4 of the dough, form 24 marble sized balls. Stack one ball on top of another until you form 12 bodies for the snowmen (save any left over dough for later).
Divide the remaining 1/4 of the dough in half and place in 2 separate bowls. Add one drop of yellow food colouring to one bowl and one drop of blue to the other. Kneed colour completely into both lots of dough.
Using the yellow dough form tiny pointed noses for the snowmen and stick on the bodies.
Press sprinkles into snowmen to form eyes and mouths.
Using the blue dough form hats, scarfs and earmuffs to dress your snowmen. If you have any left over white dough it can now be used to make pom poms for hats or trimming for scarfs. Use more sprinkles to make buttons on the front of each snowman.
Snowmen may be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for about a week.