Cream Cheese Candies

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
YIELD: 6 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 14
    teaspoon peppermint extract or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • green colored crystal sugar (optional)
  • red colored crystal sugar (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and extract.
  • Beat in 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar.
  • Knead in remaining confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Shape into 1/2 inch balls.
  • Roll in colored sugar if desired.
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet and flatten with a fork, or shape with a candy mold.
  • Let stand for 1 hour to harden.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Can also freeze these for up to 3 months in an airtight container on sheets of wax paper.
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