Rainbow Peppermint Patties

(from Lucianolinda’s recipe box)

in my holiday box

Categories: Candy


  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 16 oz. dipping chocolate
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
  • food colors (gel colors work well)
  • Parchment paper


  1. In a large bowl, beat 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar with corn syrup, water, peppermint extract and shortening at medium speed until just combined. Knead on a work surface dusted with remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar until smooth. If too dry, add drops of water til workable.
  2. vide dough into six balls. In separate bowls, color each ball with a different color. If ball becomes sticky, add more powdered sugar. One at a time, roll each ball into a log long, then place between 2 sheets of parchment and roll into a rectangle, about 11 × 5. Place each sheet of dough in fridge to chill 15-20 min.

  3. When chilled, stack layers on top of each other (removing parchment between) in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Roll slightly to remove air bubbles. Trim long end of one side with sharp knife to form even edge. Starting with this side, roll the dough into a log, then freeze until hardened (about an hour).
  4. When frozen, cut into 1/4 inch circles. Roll the log after a few slices to keep it round. Melt dipping chocolate, and dip pinwheels, shaking off excess. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Return to freezer to chill, if they become too soft. Place in freezer to set.

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