Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18: Cream Cheese Mints

My dear friend, Neida, shared this recipe with me. They are divine. I know I am posting a lot of sugary treats. But it is Christmas time. 

Makes 8 dozen.

3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 TB butter
3 c confectioners' sugar
2 drops peppermint oil
Food coloring paste

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar. Mix in peppermint oil. Color as desired with food coloring paste, or leave white. Roll mixture into small balls and place on waxed paper. Flatten wit a fork dipped in confectioners' sugar. Let dry for about 2 hours on waxed paper, then freeze or refrigerate.

If stored in airtight container, these can be frozen for a couple months. These can also be molded.