Cream Cheese Mints

Recipe by Karen in KS
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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
YIELD: 96 mints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • Combine cream cheese and butter in saucepan.
  • Stir over low heat until butter is melted, cheese is soft and the mixture is well blended.
  • Add the powdered sugar.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring and your choice of flavoring.
  • You can divide the batch to make more color choices.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls.
  • Place on wax paper and press with a fork, glass bottom or cookie/candy stamp.
  • 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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