INGREDIENTS to make about 40 :-
450 g (1 lb) royal icing sugar
4 tablespoons cold water
few drops peppermint essence
few drops green colouring
100 g (4 oz) plain chocolate with high cocoa solid content of 50% or above
Sieve the royal icing sugar into a large bowl, and add the cold water, peppermint essence, and green colouring.
Mix with a wooden spoon, and then with your hands until firm and smooth.
Roll out onto an icing sugared board until the thickness of a £1 coin.
Cut out using a knife and transfer to a cooling tray.
Leave until dry.
Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
Dip the peppermint creams in the chocolate, or drizzle them with chocolate.