Granulated sugar, 1 large cup, Hot water, 4 tablespoons, Confectioner's sugar, 4 tablespoons, Oil of peppermint, a few drops.
Put the cup of sugar in a granite saucepan, together with the hot water, and when the mixture commences to boil continue to cook for 3 minutes only. Then add the confectioner's sugar, and a few drops of peppermint oil, which have been mixed together, and turning it quickly into the boiling syrup, stir it well.
Take from the fire, and set it in a larger pan of cold water; and, with a spoon, drop the hot liquid in spots, about the size of a nickel, on oiled paper, or on marble.
Do not place the lozenges so close together that they will be liable to run together.