Cream Cheese Mints

I misread this recipe when I went to make these and added 8 ounces of cream cheese, so I adjusted the powdered sugar and just added enough to make a dough I could work with. I would say I ended up with somewhere around 7 cups. Then I upped the peppermint extract until I had enough minty flavor. I just kept testing it after each teaspoon. I have no idea how much I ended up adding. I made these over a month ago! :) FYI, these freeze WONDERFULLY! Big hit at the open house!

And, honestly, I have never in my entire life ever seen a 3 ounce block of cream cheese!! Where art thou, oh mysterious smaller cream cheese block?? LOL.

CREAM CHEESE MINTS (Recipe Source: allrecipes.com)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 drops peppermint oil (I used peppermint extract, added it one teaspoon at a time)
  • any color food coloring paste (optional)
  • granulated sugar, for rolling

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and confectioner’s sugar. Mix in peppermint oil. Color as desired with food coloring paste, or leave white.
  2. Roll mixture into small balls, roll in sugar, and place on waxed paper. Flatten with a fork dipped in confectioners’ sugar. (I skipped this and just used my thumb) Let dry for about 2 hours on waxed paper, then freeze or refrigerate.

Yields 8 dozen (I, obviously, had way more than that! LOL!)

ENJOY! :)

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5 responses to “Cream Cheese Mints

  1. I love these things! They look great :)
    I’ve never seen a 3 oz block either, I’ve seen 4 oz, but never 3.

  2. WOW! What a great idea!! I’ve never made my own mints! THis is totally starred!

  3. How fun, these look fantastic.

  4. joelen

    Looks wonderful and such a great idea for the holidays. I hope you will enter this in my Holiday Candy Blogging Event which ends Saturday!!

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