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Cream Cheese Mints

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 96

Cap off a perfect dinner with your own homemade mints. This simple recipe blends cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar for a refreshing post-meal nibble.

Deborah Harroun Recipe by Deborah Harroun
June 6, 2012


package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
tablespoon butter, softened
cups powdered sugar
teaspoon mint or peppermint extract
Red food color, if desired


  • 1 In food processor, place cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Cover; process, using on-and-off pulses, until mixture comes together into a ball. Add mint extract; process just until incorporated.
  • 2 Place dough on work surface sprinkled with additional powdered sugar. Add a few drops food color to center of dough; knead until dough is evenly tinted. Roll dough into ropes; cut into small pieces. Roll each piece into a ball; place on waxed paper.
  • 3 Flatten each ball with a fork. Let stand 2 hours or until dry.

Expert Tips

If you don’t have a food processor, you can mix the dough with an electric mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon.

Store the mints in the refrigerator, or freeze in a freezer container for 2 to 3 months.

Try different extracts for different flavored mints…leave them white, or tint with green food color or the color of your choice.

Nutrition Information

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