White sugar, 1 pound, Cream of tartar, 1/4 teaspoon, Oil of peppermint, 3 drops.

Dissolve the cream of tartar in a teacup of cold water, add to it the sugar, and place over the fire, and boil until a sample cooled in water can be rolled into a ball with the fingers. Then remove from the fire, allow it to cool a little, and then beat with a spoon until it turns white.

Add 3 drops of oil of peppermint, and mix it well into the candy. If the candy hardens too quickly while beating, set the bowl in a tin of boiling water. Make into balls with the hands.