holiday nostalgia {a repost from 2009}

 {i am reposting a favorite post from my first year of blogging back in 2009! just thought i’d share my favorite holiday “cookie” recipe again! nowadays i make it with “fake” butter so that it is dairy free. perfect for Husbuddy! anyway, enjoy the old school photos…hee hee… } 

Mom’s famous Peppermint Patties

i’m homesick! what can i say?! every year around this time it’s the hardest. so what did i go and do?

well, my friend Elizabeth did it this weekend too, so don’t put all the blame on me… i made my mom’s candy!

it was my favorite as a little girl. i loved to help her make it. she grew up on a farm and i’d always pretend that we were back on the farm together and how romantic that would be… sigh. 🙂 she’d let me roll the balls and put the fork in them… needless to say i’d make them as big as possible because they are just that yummy! now i know better, more lady like, or something like that… they’re very rich so they don’t have to be very big at all!  so to compromise the little girl in me, i make some big and some small… 🙂

recipe for my mom’s famous peppermint candy:

all the ingredients you need!

  •  1/3 c. corn syrup.
  •  1/4 c. butter, softened.
  •  1 tsp. peppermint extract
  •  1/2 tsp. salt.
  •  1 lb. sifted powder sugar(about 4-3/4c),
  • red and green food coloring.

mmm. i could sniff this stuff all day…

combine corn syrup, butter, peppermint, salt.


improvised sifting… give me a break! i don’t have a sifter… poor college student, remember?

slowly add sugar- keep mixing, use hands at the end so it becomes dough like.

slowly adding sugar… yum!

getting dirty!

divide into thirds, mix a couple of drops of red and green to a part and leave one white.

hey! christmas colors! or italy’s flag…

make small balls and flatten with a fork.

smells like christmas to me!

and i feel like a little girl again!

let cool and dry for several hours!

my little helper.

mmmm. i feel better. i still miss my family back in colorado and i don’t know when i’ll see them because we’re going to Seattle to see my in-laws this year. maybe i’ll have to make some more of these when we get there… 🙂

and maybe i’ll need to make another batch so {husbuddy} can eat some when he gets home… 😉 hee hee.


{how’s that for old school?! puppycakes had his sad little hat on from getting neutered! poor thing! thanks for letting me repost an old fav. who wants some peppermint candies this weekend?}

xoxo-kimberly renee

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0 Responses to holiday nostalgia {a repost from 2009}

  1. Pamela Holderman December 7, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    yes please make them when you are here…

  2. Jodi December 9, 2009 at 8:34 am #

    Your cookies look yummy. I’m sorry you’re homesick….Try to make the best of things. Eat more cookies and candy!

  3. eileensideways December 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    so easy, so yummy. can’t wait try. excellent tutorial. thank u.


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