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    Cream Cheese Mints

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    4 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    4 hrs

    Kannwilson's Note:

    I made these for my wedding and my daughter makes them every year at Christmas. They are wonderful. The cook time is the approximate drying time.

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    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
    • 1/2 cup soft butter or 1/2 cup margarine
    • 2 lbs powdered sugar
    • liquid food coloring (red, green, yellow, or as desired)
    • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract or 1/2 teaspoon wintergreen extract


    1. 1
      Combine cream cheese and butter in saucepan.
    2. 2
      Stir over low heat until butter is melted, cheese is soft and the mixture is well blended.
    3. 3
      Add the powdered sugar.
    4. 4
      Stir until well combined.
    5. 5
      Add a few drops of food coloring and your choice of flavoring.
    6. 6
      You can divide the batch to make more color choices.
    7. 7
      Roll into 1 inch balls.
    8. 8
      Place on wax paper and press with a fork, glass bottom or cookie/candy stamp.
    9. 9
      Let stand at least 4 hours until mints are firm and dry on the outside but the inside is moist and creamy.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2002


      These are very good, I used Mint flavoring. Used a hand mixer for blending the butter and cream cheese together.worked great, also mixed in more powdered sugar when shaping the balls and flattened with a fork. Next time I think I will use a pastry tube instead of shaping into balls then flattening. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on August 14, 2011


      Great recipe! My powdered sugar is stored in a glass canister, so I weighed the two pounds out on my scale. I used almond extract, which everyone loved! Next time I am trying creme de menthe! :)

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    • on April 28, 2007


      I've been using this recipe for years and my kids love them. I typically make green, pink (trying for red!) and white at Christmas.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cream Cheese Mints

    Serving Size: 1 (1251 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 53.3
    Calories from Fat 15
    Total Fat 1.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 5.1 mg
    Sodium 16.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 9.3 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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