Cream Cheese Mints

Two things I love: cream cheese frosting and anything peppermint. These lovely mints were right up my alley. They were fairly simple to put together - even the kids had fun getting in on the action which is what I wanted so we wouldn't have to make sugar cookies this year. They are pretty rich, but are cut small so it's just enough. I also made these to give away to my Visiting Teaching sisters and thought they turned out cute. A very fun and easy idea.

4 oz. cream cheese
1 TBS. butter
1 TBS. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
3 c. powdered sugar

Mix cream cheese, butter, corn syrup & extract until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. When the mixture starts to come together, turn out on clean work surface and knead, adding up to 1/2 c. more powdered sugar as necessary to prevent sticking, until dough is smooth. Divide into 3 even pieces. Tint 1 part dark pink and 1 part light pink with red food coloring. Leave the third part white. Roll each portion into a 15" long rope. Twist the 3 ropes together and roll into a single rope about 3/4" wide; flatten slightly and cut into 3/4" tri-colored pieces. Spread out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet; cover and chill 4 hours.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

what a cute idea!! love everything about them---need to remember this! :)