Old-Time Penny Candy Buttons Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old-Time Penny Candy Buttons Recipe
  • READY IN 8+ hrs

Old-Time Penny Candy Buttons

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"While using royal icing, I saw how it peeled off parchment paper just like the candy buttons from the 1950's. This inspired me to give candy buttons a try. As a child it was a good buy for a penny, and quantity was important."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    8 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Cut 10 strips of parchment paper, 2-inches wide by 16-inches long.
  2. Sift confectioner's sugar and meringue powder together in a bowl; beat in water and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Divide sugar mixture evenly into three bowls; beat in small amounts of different food coloring paste into each bowl until desired color has been achieved.
  4. Place a #3 pastry tip into end of pastry bag; fill with one of the tinted sugar mixtures. Pipe buttons about the size of a penny onto parchment strips, 3 rows across. Repeat with remaining tinted sugar mixtures. Dry until buttons are hard, about 8 hours.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • A resealable bag with the tip cut can be used in place of a parchment bags.
  • Keep exposed pastry tips covered with a damp cloth to avoid drying out.
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May 23, 2015

My grandkids and I make these and they love them. Depending on the season we make different shapes and colors. Fun stuff.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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