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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

recipe ... cream cheese mints

My cousin is about to have a baby girl!! Yay!!! So, I made these mints for her baby shower.
These are everyone's favorite, no matter the event! You can make them without a mold or you 
can find molds online for any holiday/occasion. They are easy to make and sooo yummy! 

Cream Cheese Mints

1 eight-ounce package cream cheese (room temperature)
1 two-pound bag of powdered sugar
Peppermint Extract, as desired
Food coloring, as desired
Granulated sugar, for coating mints

Using a standing or electric mixer, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl, with a couple of drops of peppermint extract and desired food coloring. Start adding powdered sugar, a heaping cup at a time, until the dough is no longer sticky (a playdough-like consistency). You may not use the whole bag of powdered sugar. Add more peppermint extract, if needed. Add more food coloring for a richer color.
If the dough is too sticky, add more powdered sugar.

(Note: I made two colors, so I divided the dough in half and colored separately.)

To make the mints… pinch off a marble-sized amount of the dough, roll it in a ball, coat with granulated sugar, press into a special rubber candy mold. (Candy molds can be purchased on Amazon or you can simply press the mints flat with a fork, cup, etc.) Allow the mints to dry a bit in open air, then store them in the freezer until ready to serve.

These mints freeze well and thaw out quickly, so you can make them for any special event ahead of time and pull them out of the freezer about an hour before serving.

These mints are sure to be the hit of your next party!

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