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Icing Sugar is also known as powdered or confectioners
Double cream can be substituted for heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. Single cream will also work.
You might think this is a heck of a lot of icing (powdered/confectioners) sugar, but you WILL need it.
These are really simple to make.
If you can hold a spoon, you can make these babies. xD
They also make nice gifts to give around the holidays if you decorate them and wrap them in cellophane, or put them in a pretty box.
As you can make these without adding egg, they're suitable for younger children and the elderly. :)
Thanks to Google for the images. I wanted to take my own, but my camera is missing. :(
Combine the icing sugar, egg white (if using), and double cream in a large bowl.
Add a few drops of peppermint essence to taste.
Stir everything together, until it begins to form a very stiff paste ball.
If it looks too sticky, you can add more icing sugar.
You need to get it to form a consistency where you can roll it out or shape it with your hands, so adding more icing sugar is fine.
If the mix doesn't seem to be forming a ball, you can add a tiny bit of water or a little more cream.
Roll out into a long tube and cut into discs.
You can also just roll it into a ball and pinch off bits and flatten out. I do this. :)
Place on a baking sheet covered in wax/greaseproof paper.
Place them in the refridgerator for a few hours or over-night.
If you want to be fancy, you can dip these in melted chocolate and then put them back into the fridge until it hardens.
Feel free to ask questions.
Let me know how this works for you.
You can also add a few drops of food colouring to make them look prettier.
If you don't like mint, you can add different flavours such as vanilla essence or rosewater to make Turkish Delight cremes.