Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 12 cup soft butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • liquid food coloring (red, green, yellow, or as desired)
  • 12 teaspoon peppermint extract or 12 teaspoon wintergreen extract


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


Most Helpful

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.

Barb Gertz December 16, 2002

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! :)

sassykat1213 August 14, 2011

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.

HisPixie April 28, 2007

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