Pulled Butter Mints
3 c. sugar 1 c. cold water
½ c. butter 1½ tsp. mint or peppermint extract
In a heavy saucepan mix sugar, butter and water; cover. Leave on high until it boils. Remove cover; wash down sides of pan. Insert candy thermometer and cook without stirring until it reaches 254˚. Pour onto chilled, buttered slab. Drop on flavoring and fold in outer edges to center. Pull until porous and satiny. Pull candy into a long rope and with scissors snip into small pieces. Store in tightly sealed container for 24 hrs.