Cream Cheese Mints
A simple recipe for old-fashioned Cream Cheese Mints! This is a variation of a recipe from my grandmother. They can be made in a matter of minutes and I include instructions for making them in molds for baby showers or bridal showers!
Author: Sugarspunrun/Photo credit to sugarspunrun.com
- ▢4 oz cream cheese¹ softened (113g)
- ▢1 Tablespoon salted butter softened
- ▢4 cups powdered sugar plus additional as needed and for imprinting mints (500g)
- ▢½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- ▢⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ▢Food coloring optional
- Combine cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl and use an electric mixer) and beat until creamy and well-combined.
- With mixer on low-speed, gradually add 2 cups (250g) of sugar, stirring until completely incorporated.
- Add peppermint and vanilla extract and stir well.
- With mixer on low-speed, gradually add remaining sugar. Stir until sugar is completely combined and pause occasionally to scrape sides and bottom of the bowl. Dough should be very stiff and not sticky (if it’s still sticky, add more powdered sugar until it has a play-dough-like consistency).
- If using food coloring: If using just one color you can use your electric mixer to beat the color into the dough. If you'd like to do several colors, divide the dough into as many bowls as you would like colors and color each individually, stirring well until color is well-incorporated.
- Roll dough between your palms into teaspoon-sized portion until smooth. Transfer to wax-paper lined baking sheet. Dip the tines of a fork in powdered sugar and use that to gently but firmly press down on each mint.
- Allow mints to dry at room temperature for several hours then transfer to refrigerator and store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Keep mints in single layers with a sheet of wax paper between them to keep from sticking.